Members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act to provide legal certainty for employers offering innovative employee wellness programs. The legislation, which aims to eliminate confusion caused by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for employers offering wellness programs that lower employees’ health insurance premiums, is receiving broad support from business leaders and health care industry experts.

The bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.).

Construction and business industry supporters include Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, Independent Electrical Contractors, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, Society for Human Resource Management and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.