Benefit Experts Welcome Clarity of EEOC Wellness Rules
(May 17, 2016)
Benefit experts are welcoming long-awaited final U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules that end years of uncertainty on the incentives employers can offer employees and their spouses to participate in voluntary group wellness programs.
Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy discusses the recent EEOC wellness rules in an article by Business Insurance.
“Employers can move forward with confidence in implementing a well-designed wellness program with greater harmony across the various applicable laws,” said Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO of Interactive Health in Chicago.
In fact, “on balance, the final EEOC guidelines are a positive step. The guidelines are very reflective of what we see as best practices that we advocate with our clients. We see very little, if any, changes our clients will need to make,” Kenworthy said.