The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires employers to cover dependents (meaning children) until they turn 26 years old, or pay a penalty.  42 U.S.C.A. § 300gg-14.  However, the ACA does not require employers to cover spouses.

In response to the ACA, some companies, including UPS, have decided to stop covering working spouses if they have

According to the EEOC, a majority of employers now offer some form of wellness program.  Employer wellness programs are designed to incentivize employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle and benefit employers in the form of lower costs for insurance premiums and decreased absenteeism.  Participation requirements vary widely from program to program, but employees who participate