Recently, some newspapers ran articles about the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1313) introduced to the 115th Congress. H.R. 1313 is the same bill as H.R. 1189 (introduced in the 114th Congress that never made it out of committee) except for Section 3 (c) which states, "nothing shall be construed to prevent an employer that is offering a wellness program to an employee from requiring such employee, within 45 days from the date the employee first has an opportunity to earn a reward, to request a reasonable alternative standard. The former bill, H.R 1189, had the time limit at 180 days. To receive alerts on H.R. 1313, please sign up at the following link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1313/text"
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