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Seff v. Broward County, Florida, No. 11-12217, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (August 20, 2012)

Articles Discussing Case:

Wellness Program Given the Green Light

Brody and Associates, LLC • October 05, 2012
The Eleventh Circuit Court held, in Seff v. Broward County, Florida, an employee wellness program that rewarded certain employees for taking certain “healthy” steps did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101, as it fell within the ADA’s safe harbor provision for insurance plans.

Eleventh Circuit Rules on Wellness Program Under the ADA

Ogletree Deakins • August 24, 2012
On August 20, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling that a basic wellness program feature—a $20 penalty for failing to complete a health risk assessment—did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the court, the wellness program at issue satisfied the ADA bona fide plan safe harbor. Seff v. Broward County, Florida, No. 11-12217, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (August 20, 2012).