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Wellness Programs

Wellness programs are generally health promotion and disease prevention programs and activities offered to employees as part of an employer-sponsored group health plan. There are three main types of wellness programs:   

  • Participatory wellness programs, which are generally available without regard to an individual’s health status and do not offer any reward based on satisfying a health-related standard.
  • Activity-only wellness programs, which require an individual to perform or complete a health-related activity to obtain a reward.
  • Outcome-based wellness programs, which require an individual to attain or maintain a specific health outcome in order to obtain a reward.

Wellness programs are subject to certain federal requirements. General compliance information for these different types of wellness programs appears below.

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