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Title:

Wellness Program Compliance Concerns: DOL, IRS, and EEOC Regulations You Must Abide By

SKU:WC-1021482
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
Description:

Workplace wellness programs can lower healthcare costs and improve employee morale and productivity, a win-win for employers and employees. In certain situations, you may even offer financial incentives to improve participation rates and health outcomes.

However, you can’t overlook the federal rules that apply to your wellness program. These rules can differ depending on what type of program you offer and whether participation is considered voluntary.

Don’t let an initiative designed to improve the health of your employees derail the legal health and well-being of your organization.

Join us when presenter Callan G. Carter, special counsel for Trucker & Huss, will discuss federal rules relating to your wellness program and best practices for staying in compliance.

Learning Objectives

  • How to decipher the “alphabet soup” of federal laws touching on workplace wellness programs: ACA, ADA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and GINA
  • The crucial difference between participatory wellness programs and health-contingent incentives
  • The special rules that apply to tobacco cessation programs
  • A key exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Recent court rulings relating to wellness programs—and when those programs were ruled to be impermissibly involuntary
  • Whether you can require a mandatory physical exam for employees participating in your health insurance offerings
  • How to determine whether your wellness program is subject to ERISA
About Your Presenter

Callan G. Carter
Special Counsel
Trucker & Huss

Callan G. Carter has extensive experience in the areas of health and welfare plans, qualified plans, and deferred compensation. She focuses her practice primarily on health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, and the effects of healthcare reform. She advises clients on plan design, prepares required documents, and assists in compliance with applicable laws, including ERISA, HIPAA, IRC, USERRA, COBRA and the ACA (as well as state and local requirements).

Ms. Carter advises clients on the complex application of non-discrimination rules, prohibited transactions, fiduciary issues, controlled group determinations, and benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions. She also negotiates services contracts on behalf of her clients with insurance companies and other health and welfare plan vendors.

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The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

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Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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Keywords For This Course:

wellness program, compliance, EEOC

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