These rules have a broad and substantial impact on employer wellness programs that make any sort of disability-related inquiry, which includes health risk assessments, and medical examinations or screenings, including biometric screenings.
Both rules go into effect on July 18, 2016, and employers must comply as of the first day of their plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2017. The UBA Compliance Advisor will help you and your clients understand and implement the new requirements.
UBA's earlier FAQ on legal requirements for wellness programs is being updated. Until then, please note that the existing "FAQ about Wellness Program Legal Requirements" dated October 13, 2014, is outdated.
If you would like a complimentary copy of the updated version, please contact us and we will be glad to email it to you.