TITLE

Employer wellness efforts hindered again by GINA restrictions

AUTHOR(S)
ANDES, KARRIE
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Dec2009, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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).
ACCESSION #
47639963

 

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