Pitfalls Abound For Employers Trying Wellness Programs

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT) -- The sweeping health care cost-cutting bill signed into law in Massachusetts on Monday includes a tax credit aimed at spurring employers to implement wellness programs, but employers that take advantage of the incentive must design their programs carefully to avoid running afoul of discrimination and privacy laws, attorneys say.

The Massachusetts law seeks to provide an incentive for employers to set up wellness programs and touts the ability of such programs to result in savings for businesses in its text. It establishes a tax credit equal...
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