What’s happening with AARP vs. EEOC on March 30?

The the EEOC’s ADA regulations permit an employer wellness program that is open only to employees who are enrolled in a particular plan to offer a financial incentive, provided it did not exceed 30% of the total cost for self-only coverage of the plan in which the employee is enrolled. In the fall of 2016, the AARP brought suit on behalf of its members, arguing that the regulations are inconsistent with Congress’s statutory requirement that employers’ wellness programs be “voluntary.”

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Are changing regulations leaving your wellness program in limbo?

Employers currently using wellness programs are likely already aware of the privacy and discrimination laws and regulations restricting their use. However, as they work to design and implement programs for 2018, employers with existing programs and those thinking about starting one for the first time need to be aware that these regulations should be changing in the not-too-distant future.

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Kat Smith
Do you REALLY need an annual check up?

No matter what you call it—well-child check, women’s wellness exam or annual physical—it’s almost universally understood that we’re supposed to go see our doctors every year, even when we’re not sick. While annual checkups are the recommendation, we wanted to dig a little deeper...

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Kat Smith
Holiday Recipe Tips & Tricks (Including Cookie Dough!)

This holiday season, make some easy tweaks to your favorite holiday recipes to reduce the calories but keep the taste! Our Registered Dietitian health coaches have compiled tips, tricks, and a delicious "cookie dough" recipe to make your holiday happier and healthier than ever. 

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Kat Smith
How does poor sleep impact employees’ overall health and job performance?

When we’re preoccupied with juggling work, family and personal lives, sleep is often one of the first things that’s neglected. As those commitments increase and our free time seems to wane all too quickly, few of us remember to prioritize getting more zzz’s. Yet it’s a very important aspect of our overall health, including the achievement of our weight goals.

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Kat Smith