H.R.1313 - Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 03/02/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Committee Meetings:||03/08/17 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-459|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/11/2017 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 341. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1313 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House amended, Part I (12/11/2017)
Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act
(Sec. 3) This bill exempts workplace wellness programs from: (1) limitations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on medical examinations and inquiries of employees, (2) the prohibition on collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and (3) limitations under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 on collecting the genetic information of employees or family members of employees. This exemption applies to workplace wellness programs that comply with limits on rewards for employees participating in the program.
Workplace wellness programs may provide for more favorable treatment of individuals with adverse health factors, such as a disability.
Collection of information about a disease or disorder of a family member as part of a workplace wellness program is not an unlawful acquisition of genetic information about another family member.