Lexology September 1, 2021
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Comp and Benefits Brief

Delta Airlines made headlines this month by announcing that it will charge employees on its group health plan a $200 surcharge for failure to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Although there is potential for conflict with a myriad of federal statutes — including the ACA, HIPAA, ADA, and GINA — this arrangement may be structured legally if done through a properly designed wellness program. This Alert is intended to assist employers in identifying the legal issues needed to be addressed when considering whether to implement a similar incentive program in their own workplace.

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