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Introduced in House (03/02/2017)

Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act

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.

Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/02/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
03/08/2017 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 17.
Action By: House Education and the Workforce
03/08/2017 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Markup report CQ
Action By: House Education and the Workforce
03/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce
03/02/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
03/02/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/02/2017 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/02/2017 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/02/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (2)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To clarify rules relating to nondiscriminatory workplace wellness programs.


Subjects (8)

  • Disability and health-based discrimination
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Genetics
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Right of privacy
  • Worker safety and health

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]* 03/02/2017
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 03/07/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 03/07/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 03/17/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 03/20/2017

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce03/02/2017 Referred to
03/08/2017 Markup by
House Energy and Commerce03/02/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/03/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means03/02/2017 Referred to

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