EEOC Issues Sample ADA Notice for Wellness PlansPosted on: December 6, 2016Categories: HR & Compliance
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a sample notice to help employers comply with new rules on workplace wellness programs.
On May 16, 2016, the EEOC issued a final rule that describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer-sponsored wellness programs that ask questions about employees’ health or include medical examinations. The final rule includes a notice requirement for employers offering wellness programs that collect employee health information.
The EEOC’s sample notice can be used by employers to comply with this notice requirement, which takes effect for health plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017.