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The Event.


What Employers Need to Know about Structuing Wellness Programs for 2019

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 | 1:00 PM CT

The speaker.


Tabatha George | Associate in the New Orleans office of Fisher Phillips

She specializes in employee benefits, including retirement and welfare plans and healthcare reform. She has particular expertise in Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance including defending companies against employer mandate penalties and preparing 1095-C reporting. She also focuses on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and data breaches involving health plan information.

The Agenda.


This webinar will cover what to consider when sponsoring a wellness program.

This webinar will:

  • Describe wellness programs
  • Briefly describe the laws and regulations that govern wellness programs
  • Discuss how employers should approach different levels of wellness program involvement, such as engaging with the carrier’s wellness program, offering a health risk assessement, and administering payroll deductions
  • Discuss best practices for payroll deduction administration, such as applying a discount to an employee’s premium, changing premium amounts, and giving money back to employees based on their wellness program participation
  • Discuss the importance of having a bona fide wellness program if an employer implements a tobacco surcharge
  • Discuss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) regulations regarding 30 percent incentive levels for employer-sponsored wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Discuss the U.S. District Court case involving the EEOC’s rules, including the court’s decision to vaate portions of the EEOC’s wellness rules under the ADA and GINA as of January 1, 2019
  • Provide a recommendation for structuring wellness programs for 2019 in light of the court’s decision

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand how to administer wellness programs.

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