Calif. Bill Aims To Curb Bias In Worker Wellness Programs

Law360, San Diego (February 8, 2013, 7:34 PM EST) -- With wellness programs likely to gain in popularity in light of federal health care reform, a California lawmaker on Thursday introduced a measure that is looking to ensure that programs offering incentives to employees who get in shape don’t discriminate against individuals who have pre-existing conditions.

State Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, proposed S.B. 189, which seeks to bar group health care plans and insurers from offering wellness initiatives that link incentives to premiums, cost sharing or the ability of voluntary enrollees to meet specific health status...
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