Aug. 31, 2016

Federal Regulatory Update: Employer-sponsored Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") released two rules related to employer-sponsored wellness programs, both fully and self-insured:

Both wellness final rules were effective on July 18, 2016. Wellness programs must comply with the rules' requirements beginning on the first day of the first plan year that begins on or after Jan. 1, 2017. We are currently reviewing these rules and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

This communication is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, does not constitute, and cannot be relied upon as legal, tax or compliance advice. The information contained in this communication is subject to change based on future regulation and guidance.