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Official Source Documents

October 30, 2015 — EEOC Questions and Answers regarding Proposed Rule on GINA and Employer Wellness Programs

October 30, 2015 — EEOC Proposed Rule on GINA and Employer Wellness Programs

October 23, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXV: Preventive Care, Wellness Programs, Mental Health Parity

April 20, 2015 — EEOC Proposed Regs Regarding Wellness Programs and the ADA

April 20, 2015 — EEOC Proposed Regs Regarding Wellness Programs and the ADA: EEOC Fact Sheet for Small Businesses

April 20, 2015 — EEOC Proposed Regs Regarding Wellness Programs and the ADA: EEOC Questions and Answers

April 16, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXV: Wellness Programs

April 16, 2015 — HHS/CMS Frequently Asked Questions on Health Insurance Market Reforms and Wellness Programs

April 16, 2015 — HHS Office of Civil Rights Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Wellness Programs

November 24, 2014 — IRS Final Regulations on Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals

May 2, 2014 —  FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XIX: COBRA Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Limits, Preventive Coverage, Health FSA Carryovers, SBCs

January 24, 2014 — IRS Proposed Rules Regarding Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals

January 9, 2014 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XVI: Preventive Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Limits, Expatriate Plans, Wellness Programs, Mental Health Parity

May 29, 2013 — Final Regulations Addressing Wellness Programs under PPACA

January 18, 2013 — EEOC Informal Letter Regarding Wellness Plan Reasonable Accommodations under ADA

November 20, 2012 — Proposed Regulations Addressing Wellness Programs

November 20, 2012 — Fact Sheet on Proposed Regulations Addressing Wellness Programs

October 4, 2012 — Questions for the EEOC Staff for the May 10, 2012 Joint Committee of Employee Benefits Technical Session

April 1, 2011 — FAQs on PPACA Implementation Part VI

Council Materials

January 28, 2016 — Council Letter to EEOC Regarding Proposed GINA Title II Regulations

December 18, 2015 — Highlights from the Obama Administration’s October 2015 Regulatory Agendas and IRS Priority Guidance Plan

June 19, 2015 —  Council Comments to EEOC on Proposed Regulations Regarding Wellness Programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act

May 27, 2015 — Talking Points on Wellness Programs

May 12, 2015 — Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: EEOC Proposed Rules for Wellness Programs

December 9, 2014 — Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: Wellness Programs, EEOC and the ADA (And GINA, Too!)

April 28, 2014 — Council Comments to IRS on Proposed Rules Regarding Minimum Essential Coverage and Other Rules Regarding the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals

June 4, 2013 — Summary of Final PPACA Wellness Regulations (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

June 3, 2013 — P4P Presentation Slides: Final Wellness Regulations (Christy Tinnes, Groom Law Group; Seth Perretta, Crowell & Moring)

May 10, 2013 — Group Letter to White House Regarding Final Wellness Regulations

May 8, 2013 — Testimony of Tamara M. Simon (Buck Consultants) on Behalf of American Benefits Council Before EEOC Hearing on Wellness Programs

January 25, 2013 — Council Comments Regarding Proposed Regulations Addressing Wellness Programs

December 10, 2012 — Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Update on Wellness: New Proposed Regulations (Christy Tinnes, Groom Law Group)

December 10, 2012 — Summary: Agencies Issue New HIPAA Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

October 11, 2012 — Council Analysis of Recent EEOC Questions and Answers Related to Wellness Programs (Prepared by Crowell & Moring)

August 21, 2012 — Council Comments to IRS on Effect of Wellness Incentive Programs on Affordability Determination for Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit

April 5, 2011 — P4P Presentation Slides: Wellness Programs (Courtesy of Groom Law Group)

April 14, 2016 — Employer innovations in health care coverage rely on regulatory flexibility, smart tax policy