It gets into the issues of whether giving employees incentives to participate in wellness plans--or penalties for failing to--is legal under HIPAA. We've written about this issue of HIPAA and wellness a lot on this blog, and it's one our clients always have questions about.While the Fortune article doesn't break much new ground, it's a good overview for those new to the issue.
But make sure you read the comments on the Fortune site. It's a great chance to listen in on the kind of discussions employees have whenever a wellness program with incentives is introduced. Before you launch a program, make sure all your stakeholders anticipate how employees might react.