On Thursday, January 29th, 2015 the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the US Senate held a hearing entitled “Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs” addressing the recent lawsuits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed against certain employers for their wellness programs violating aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These lawsuits were filed before EEOC issued guidance to employers to clarify how they should be reconciling their programs with the Affordable Care Act and the ADA.
NCPPA is encouraging the EEOC to issue its guidance as soon as possible so that employers understand about how they should design their programs to be in line with the ADA, the Affordable Care Act and other applicable federal law. Comprehensive worksite wellness programs have an important role in promoting employee health, improving the culture of health in the workplace and increasing job productivity. … Read More
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) has announced that sports icon and humanitarian, Billie Jean King, is the 300th leader to sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity. Ms. King, the Founder and CEO of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, was named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine and is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
“I am honored to sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, and wholeheartedly agree with the mission to Get America – and the world – moving!” said Ms. King. “If we are to improve the health of our world, it begins with physical activity and our business and community leaders are the ones to make that happen.”
Billie Jean King has long been a pioneer… Read More
In this video, Dr. Jack Groppel, National Spokesperson for the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, speaks directly to our nation’s leaders about the importance of signing the Pledge.