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Jul 18 2019

Yale Sued Over Wellness Program ‘Penalty’

As it appeared in the PlanSponsor The lawsuit says the so-called “incentive” Yale offers for participating in the wellness program are in fact a “penalty” that violates non-participants’ right, and […]

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Jul 18 2019

Suit: Yale health program fines employees, requires invasive tests

As it appeared on Stamford Advocate By Ben Lambert NEW HAVEN — A group of Yale employees have sued the university, alleging weekly fines levied for not participating in a […]

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Jul 17 2019

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. and AARP File Lawsuit Against Yale University

More than 5,000 workers at Yale University were forced to either share their private medical information with their employer or pay an expensive fine, according to a class action lawsuit […]

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Jul 17 2019

New challenge to employee wellness plans

As it appeared on Axios … We’ve reported before that there’s not much evidence employee wellness programs actually do much to reduce health care costs. Now, AARP is taking the […]

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Jul 17 2019

AARP Foundation files class action suit against Yale University over employee wellness program

As it appeared in MedCity News The complaint alleges that the program, which involves workers undergoing certain medical examinations and divulging health info in lieu of a weekly fine is […]

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Jul 17 2019

AARP sues Yale University for discriminatory ‘wellness’ practices

As it appeared on HRMorning.com by Rich Henson The AARP Foundation announced it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Yale University employees, alleging that Yale’s employee wellness […]

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Jul 17 2019

AARP sues Yale over financial penalties in workplace wellness program

As it appeared in FierceHealthCare.com by Paige Minemyer AARP has filed suit against Yale University, alleging its employee wellness program forces workers to reveal sensitive health information to the college […]

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Jul 17 2019

Wellness Program Faces GINA Challenge

As it appeared in Politico … The AARP Foundation has filed a class action lawsuit against Yale alleging that its employee wellness program, which requires workers to take certain medical […]

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Jul 17 2019

Yale University Hit with Class Action Over Wellness Program’s Mandatory Opt-Out Fees

As it appeared on ClassAction.org by Erin Gilmore Yale University faces a proposed class action lawsuit over the mandatory fees charged to union members who opt out of the university’s […]

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Jul 16 2019

Workers Sue Yale Over Wellness Program’s Fines

As it appeared on Law360 By Emily Brill Law360 (July 16, 2019, 8:57 PM EDT) — A trio of Yale University workers sued the school in Connecticut federal court Tuesday […]

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