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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 206A: Seal of approval for wellness programs implemented by businesses

Section 206A. (a) The department, in consultation with the division of insurance, shall provide a seal of approval to wellness programs implemented by businesses. In developing criteria for a wellness seal of approval, the department shall consider: (i) actuarial equivalency to programs under section 206; (ii) whether the program provides new or innovative services; (iii) the participation rate by employees; (iv) the quality of the health education being provided; (v) whether the program promotes health screenings and other preventive health care measures; and (vi) whether the program promotes a healthy workplace environment. For the purposes of this section, ''businesses'' shall include professions, sole proprietorships, trades, businesses or partnerships

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of the department of revenue, shall create a form that indicates a business is using an approved wellness program.