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Health Risk Assessments Face Bias Hurdle

October 14, 2009
Related Topics: Benefit Design and Communication, Medical Benefits Law, Health and Wellness, Featured Article, Compensation
Under IRS rules associated with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, employers are prohibited from collecting genetic information—defined as family medical history—in health risk assessments if that information will be used for ‘underwriting’ purposes. That includes offering employees discounts on their monthly premium contributions or lowering deductibles for completing a health risk assessment.
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