Obstacles for Wellness Programs in the Nanny State

The Senate Republican Policy Committee has a paper on Federal Constraints on Healthy Behavior and Wellness Programs.

  • Employers trying to do the right thing by setting up workplace programs to motivate healthy behavior and increase wellness currently have to navigate a maze of obstacles set up by the federal government.
  • Federal laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), federal tax law, and possibly the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) make it more difficult for companies to implement the most effective programs.

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  1. Bruce says:

    Amazing when you consider how many politicians tell us how much they want the government to control health care costs.

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