Structuring Employee Wellness Programs: Impact of Final DOL and HHS Regulations
Complying with New ACA Mandates and Navigating Other Laws Affecting Program Design and Implementation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss final ACA regulations for employee wellness programs, the compliance mandates, and best practices for compliance. The program will also address the anti-discrimination statutory regimes that impact the design and implementation of a successful wellness program such as the ADA, Title VII, GINA, ADEA and HIPAA.
Analysis of final regulations
- Participatory wellness programs
Health-contingent wellness programs
- Five requirements
- Reasonable alternative standard
- Penalties for noncompliance
Anti-discrimination laws impacting design and implementation of wellness programs
- Title VII
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the increased incentives provided under the ACA for employers to adopt wellness programs?
- What requirements must health-contingent wellness programs meet under the final ACA regulations?
- What are the pitfalls under the ADA in designing and implementing wellness programs—what guidance has the EEOC provided?
- What potential discrimination issues can arise under Title VII and the ADEA with respect to program design?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
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