Terms of California’s Proposed Wellness Program Mandate

By Staff Report

May. 20, 2008

California’s A.B. 2360 would require that employers bidding on state contracts provide their employers with one or more wellness or fitness benefits, including, but not limited to, the following:

● A facility used exclusively for the purpose of promoting physical fitness of employees, including a gymnasium, weight training room, aerobics workout space, swimming pool, running track or any indoor or outdoor court, field or other site used for competitive sports events or games.

● Financial support to an amateur athletic team that is under the sponsorship of the prospective bidder, if the team consists entirely of its employees.

● Subsidies of employees’ membership in a health studio or health club.

● Classes or presentations on the employer’s premises by a qualified person or organization providing information and guidance on subjects relating to personal and family health and fitness.

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Filed by Joanne Wojcik of Business Insurance, a sister publication of Workforce Management. To comment, e-mail

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