Health Risk Assessments Enforceable by Law

Employers can charge higher premiums if employees do not complete health screenings

Employers desiring to charge higher health insurance premiums to employees who do not complete health screenings received a boost recently from a federal court, says insurance broker Lockton in a new Lockton Market Update report. A federal trial court in southern Florida ruled, in Seff vs. Broward County, that the employer did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by requesting that employees submit to biometric health screenings, and imposing a modest health insurance surcharge on those who refused.

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Eric is a Producer at Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc., the world’s largest privately held commercial broker. Eric has over 23 years of experience in the insurance industry and has spent the last 11 years with Lockton. Eric specializes in Health & Welfare Benefits, Retirement Planning, and Executive Benefits. Eric's clients utilize his expertise in the areas of Plan Due Diligence, Transaction Structure, Fiduciary Oversight, Investment Design, Compliance and Vendor negotiation to improve the operational & financial outcome for each client. The Benefit Blog is a place to share that expertise and industry news.
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