Feds sue Honeywell over wellness program that requires blood, medical tests

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against New Jersey-based Honeywell over its wellness program, reports Minnesota Public Radio. Honeywell requires employees and their spouses to take biometric and medical tests or face financial penalties--and have until Nov. 14 to do so. If employees do not partake in the tests, the agency estimates they can lose as much as $4,000 in benefits, including a $1,500 company contribution to their health savings accounts. Honeywell says the tests are legal and that they encourage employees to live healthier lifestyles but are not used to deny coverage. Article