The Health Engine’s (THE) Wellness Program is a voluntary wellness program. If you choose to participate in THE Wellness Program you will be asked to complete a survey that asks a series of questions about your health-related activities and behaviors and whether you have or had certain medical conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes, or heart disease).
Protections from Disclosure of Medical Information
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information. The Health Engine will never disclose any of your personal information either publicly or to the employer, except as necessary to respond to a request from you for a reasonable accommodation needed to participate in THE Wellness Program, or as expressly permitted by law.
Medical information that personally identifies you that is provided in connection with THE Wellness Program will not be provided to your supervisors or managers and may never be used to make decisions regarding your employment.
Your health information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or otherwise disclosed except to the extent permitted by law to carry out specific activities related to THE Wellness Program, and you will not be asked or required to waive the confidentiality of your health information as a condition of participating in THE Wellness Program.
Anyone who receives your information for purposes of providing you services as part of THE Wellness Program will abide by the same confidentiality requirements. The only individual(s) who will receive your personally identifiable health information is (are) [indicate who will receive information such as “a registered nurse,” “a doctor,” or “a health coach”] in order to provide you with services under THE Wellness Program.
In addition, all medical information obtained through THE Wellness Program will be maintained separate from your personnel records, information stored electronically will be encrypted, and no information you provide as part of THE Wellness Program will be used in making any employment decision. Appropriate precautions will be taken to avoid any data breach, and in the event a data breach occurs involving information you provide in connection with THE Wellness Program, we will notify you immediately.
You may not be discriminated against in employment because of the medical information you provide as part of participating in THE Wellness Program, nor may you be subjected to retaliation if you choose not to participate.
If you engage in THE Wellness Program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge The Health Engine from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of The Health Engine’s negligence.
The Health Engine makes no representations and extends no warranties of any type as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or content in THE Wellness Program.
The Health Engine specifically disclaims liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use or misuse of any of the information or content of THE Wellness Program. The Health Engine assumes or undertakes no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use or misuse of any information or content or any reliance thereon.
THE Wellness Program is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before performing this or any health-related program. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the information or content on this program. Any exercise program may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any exercise or habit in this program, you assume the risk of any resulting injury.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, or about protections against discrimination and retaliation, please contact us.