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Roadmap to Compliant Wellness Programs - Part II: Compliance with the ACA and Anti-Discrimination Laws

ABA JOINT COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS  • DATE: February 13, 2014
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law; Health Law; Labor and Employment Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Taxation; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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A 90-minute Webinar
FEBRUARY 13, 2014

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00-11:30 am PT

Moderator:
Tiffany N. Santos, Trucker Huss, APC, San Francisco, CA

Speakers:

Denise M. Clark, Clark Law Group, PLLC, Washington, DC
Joelle Sharman, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Atlanta, GA


An increasing number of employers and other plan sponsors have implemented wellness programs to help control health care spending and improve the health of their workforces. While plan sponsors (and their advisors) had the benefit of final wellness regulations to help them design and administer their wellness programs to comply with the HIPAA nondiscrimination as amended by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for 2014, plan sponsors must also make sure that such programs do not run afoul of the anti-discrimination laws enforced by the EEOC, such as the ADA, GINA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s prohibitions on race, sex, and national origin discrimination, and the ADEA. Our distinguished panel will discuss:
  • What wellness programs are and common wellness program designs;
  • Final wellness regulations under the ACA and how they impact participatory wellness programs and health-contingent programs;
  • How the anti-discrimination laws affect wellness programs and how the EEOC has enforced such laws.

   
Roadmap to Compliant Wellness Programs - Part II: Compliance with the ACA & Anti-Discrimination Law
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