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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Is Wellness Worth it? A Data-Driven Look into the World of Corporate Wellness

For nearly a decade, the wellness industry has promised employers the outcomes of better health, prevention of large claims, and lower insurance claims costs and trend. They have also touted higher productivity, higher morale and high employee satisfaction as “soft” outcomes. Yet, who has actually taken the time to analyze the data and see if […]

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2019 2nd Quarter Compliance Update

Topics include: Expanded HRA Options Form 5500 is Due by July 31 President Trump’s Latest Executive Order HDHP/HSA Limits Increase for 2020 New EEOC Wellness Rules Expected by December ACA Limits, Penalties and Fees And more! Read Now For more information, contact info@apbenefitadvisors.com. The information contained in this post, and any attachments, is not intended […]

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Proposed Rules May Allow More Wellness Data

The EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) just released its latest proposed strategy for allowing wellness plan managers access to covered spouses’ medical data while still complying with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Currently, regulations say that a wellness program cannot require* employees to provide their genetic information as a condition of […]

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The DOL's New Wellness FAQs – PPACA FAQ #25

Wellness Update.  Affordable Care Act/FAQ #25s Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments). Like previously issued FAQs (available at www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/ and www.cms.gov/cciio/resources/fact-sheets-and-faqs/index.html), these […]

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EEOC – To offer wellness guidance (at last)?

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on March 20 voted to send a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with respect to wellness programs to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance. This proposed […]

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EEOC Loses Another Round – Wellness Battle Continues?

In a decision that’s being hailed as a victory for employer-sponsored wellness programs, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota yesterday denied the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Honeywell International Inc. The EEOC claims the company’s wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities […]

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Sitting Too Much May Shave Years Off Our Lives

By Denise Mann, WebMD Health News Sitting Less Than 3 Hours a Day May Add 2 Years on to Our Lives Sitting too much is a serious health threat, a new study suggests. But keeping “down time” to less than three hours a day might make us live an extra two years. And cutting TV viewing […]

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