On May 17, viagra canada 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules for wellness programs under Title I of the American with Disabilities Act at ADA Rules and under Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act at GINA Rules. The EEOC also posted helpful guidance in a question-and-answer format at ADA FAQ and GINA FAQ.

The final rules take effect as of the first day of the health plan year starting on or after January 1, 2017.

Separately, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) also imposes rules on wellness programs under group health plans. The HIPAA rules have been in place for many years and are not changed by the new ADA and GINA rules.

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