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Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA HB 1776 - Wellness programs offered by a health carrier
Summary:A carrier would be able to offer or sponsor a wellness program that is not part of the health benefit plan or health benefit contract to a person or employer, and include incentives as part of the wellness program.
Sponsor(s):Representative Joe Schmick (R)
Status:
As of 5/15/2013: Reintroduced and retained in present status
As of 2/12/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Health Care & Wellness

Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA SB 5695 - Wellness programs offered by a health carrier
Summary:A carrier would be able to offer or sponsor a wellness program that is not part of the health benefit plan or health benefit contract to a person or employer, and include incentives as part of the wellness program.
Sponsor(s):Senator Randi Becker (R)
Status:
As of 2/15/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 19, 2013
As of 2/12/2013: First reading, referred toCommittee on Health Care

Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA HB 1321 - Establishing food and beverage provision and service policies
Summary:Would require the formulation of nutrition standards and policies for foods and beverages served and sold by government entities.
Sponsor(s):Representative Laurie Jinkins (D)
Status:
As of 5/15/2013: Reintroduced and retained in present status
As of 2/25/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee on Government Operations and Elections, referred to Committee on Rules for second reading
As of 2/25/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 2/15/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 14, 2013
As of 1/24/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections

Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA SB 5474 - State employee wellness and productivity
Summary:Would expand and maintain a state employee health and wellness program focused on reducing the health risks and improving the health status of state employees and dependents, and retirees enrolled in the public employees' benefits board.
Sponsor(s):Senator Mark Mullet (D)
Status:
As of 5/17/2013: Reintroduced and retained in present status
As of 2/25/2013: Passed by Committee on Health Care, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 2/15/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 19, 2013
As of 2/4/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Health Care

Federal/State:Washington
Bill:WA Executive Order 13-06 - Improving the Health and Productivity of State Employees
Summary:Would create a State Employee Health and Wellness Steering Committee to implement health and wellness changes for state employees, including nutrition standards for foods and drinks, health screenings and services, and incentive programs.
Sponsor(s):Governor Jay Inslee (D)
Status:
As of 11/4/2013: Signed by Governor Jay Inslee