Publication Date

12-17-2015

Abstract

[Excerpt] This report explains when an employer may request genetic information from an employee as part of a wellness program with an inducement attached to participation and the requirements the employer must follow when doing so. It also discusses the EEOC’s proposed rule whereby a spouse may be incentivized to provide his or her own medical information, which is also the employee’s genetic information, as part of a wellness program.

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Suggested Citation
Sarata, A. K. (2015). Employer wellness programs and genetic information: Frequently asked questions (CRS Report R44311). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.

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