Employers say a federal law designed to prevent discriminationbased on genetics is clashing with methods that entice workers toparticipate in wellness programs, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA),which was enacted last year, restricts employers' and healthinsurers' ability to collect and disclose genetic information andfamily medical history.

The law conflicts with employers' ability to distribute healthcare surveys, which some companies use to offer health advice ordirect at-risk employees to disease-management programs, accordingto WSJ. Employers say the law prohibits them from usingincentives--including cash or insurance premium reductions--inorder to get workers to fill out the surveys.

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