The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a proposed rule that would amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act GINA) of 2008 as they relate to employer wellness programs.

The proposed regulations address the extent to which an employer may offer an employee inducements for the employee’s spouse who is also a participant in the employer’s health plan to provide information about the spouse’s current or past health status as part of a health risk assessment administered in connection with the employer’s offer of health services as part of an employer-sponsored wellness program.

Several technical changes to the existing regulation are also proposed.

See the proposed rule here.

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