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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is moving forward with guidelines for corporate wellness plans that cover requests for family medical history in exchange for plan incentives.

EEOC has been mulling such plan incentives to ensure that plan participants aren’t unduly punished or rewarded for parting with such sensitive information. The agency wants to develop policies that bring wellness plan incentives (and penalties) in line with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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