Employer wellness efforts hindered again by GINA restrictions

December 2009
Employee Benefit News;Dec2009, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p9
The author reflects on the impact of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) on the employee wellness effort of U.S. employers. She stresses that GINA violates the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for the purpose of health insurance coverage and health risk assessment. In addition, she claims that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) treats the mandatory rule of providing health-related information by employers as violation of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).


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