Final Wellness Regulations: What You Need to Know
Overview:Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued final wellness regulations governing health- out-come-based wellness programs increasing rewards to up to 50 percent for healthy activity such as smoking cessation. The new regulations were published on June 3, 2013 and become effective on January 1, 2014 (or upon renewal after January 1, 2014). As compliance date draws near, companies should have a complete and thorough understanding of the final rules to avoid potentially steep penalties.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the Final Wellness Regulations. In a two-hour live webcast, speakers will discuss:
- Recent Developments and Key Changes on Final Wellness Regulations
- Enforcement of and Compliance with the Final Rules
- Impact of the Final Rules
- Penalties and Exemptions
- Best Practices in Compliance
- Up to the Minute Regulatory Changes
- Overview of ACA and how the laws may overlap with current laws
- Current legal uncertainties that companies (large employers) may face under ACA
- The real world impact of the this complicated legal regime (ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, GINA, ADA etc.) on designing wellness programs
- Pragmatic issues of actual implementation and administration of the final ACA regulations as they apply to wellness program
- "Case studies" of popular wellness initiatives – how to make them work
- How to apply it effectively
- Bad practices that’ve been seen
- Success stories
Who Should Attend:
- Human Resources Directors/Managers
- Employee Benefits Lawyers & Attorneys
- Corporate Wellness Practitioners
- Payroll & Benefits Administrators and Consultants
- Senior Management
- Related Professionals who need to be in the know with the Final Wellness Regulations
Alyson Mathews represents employers in labor and employment law matters. She has assisted clients with grievance arbitrations, improper practice charges before PERB, disciplinary charges and contract negotiations. Ms. Mathews has comprehensive knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, including employer implementation strategies and best personnel practices. She has been featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services.
Ms. Mathews is actively involved in the NYSBA and serves on the Electronic Communications Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section. She is a co-editor of NYSBA’s second edition ofImpasse Resolution under the Taylor Law. Ms. Mathew is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Ms. Mathews received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Boston College.
Alyson Mathews represents employers in labor and employment law matters. She has assisted clients with grievance arbitrations, improper practice charges …
Kendra Roberson, of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, advises clients on a broad spectrum of employee benefits matters, including tax-qualified retirement plans, employee stock ownership plans, executive compensation arrangements, stock option and other equity-based compensation plans, cafeteria plans, VEBAs, self-insured medical plans, and other health and welfare plans. Her experience includes plan design and drafting, regulatory compliance, ERISA litigation, and handling employee benefits matters and plans in corporate transactions. In addition, Ms. Roberson has extensive experience advising employers and state governments on compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”)
Kendra Roberson, of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, advises clients on a broad spectrum of employee benefits matters, including …
Joseph F. Coniglio has wide-ranging experience in the areas of health care law and complex business litigation. He represents hospitals, physicians, and other related health care entities in litigation and transactional matters. He also provides service on a national basis to privately held and publicly traded companies related to corporate entity issues and health care regulatory matters. Joe advises health care clients on operational matters, liability exposure of corporate entities, federal and state health care regulatory compliance involving complex fraud issues and health care reimbursement disputes, as well as professional liability and risk management. He also represents health care providers before their respective state boards in grievance and disciplinary proceedings. Joe received his J.D., cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Joseph F. Coniglio has wide-ranging experience in the areas of health care law and complex business litigation. He represents hospitals, …
Magan Pritam Ray has wide-ranging experience in all facets of employee benefits, compensation and ERISA matters, including the design, implementation and operation of retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, fringe benefit plans, and non-qualified deferred compensation programs. Magan is a specialist in counseling clients on the business impact, strategic response, plan design and compliance with health care reform. Magan regularly advises clients, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, on issues in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and joint ventures. Magan also has experience in representing companies undergoing employee benefits, employment and tax audits before the IRS, DOL and EDD. She received her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School.
Magan Pritam Ray has wide-ranging experience in all facets of employee benefits, compensation and ERISA matters, including the design, implementation …
Jim Pshock is a leader known for cutting-edge innovation in the healthcare sector. His career spans over 20 years in the health insurance industry including executive positions in technology, operations, sales, marketing and corporate strategy with carriers and third-party administrators. Jim has developed a comprehensive and unique expertise in the regulations related to governing wellness programs and the practical application of incentives to improve employee health.
Jim frequently presents to regional and national audiences, including human resource professionals, occupational health professionals and insurance industry associations. He also serves on a national committee of HERO, an advocacy group exploring the innovation and evaluation of worksite wellness. Jim was recognized for his talents receiving the Northeast Ohio Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in 2011.
Jim Pshock is a leader known for cutting-edge innovation in the healthcare sector. His career spans over 20 years in …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast (CLE)
NASBA Field of Study:
Specialized Knowledge and Applications - 2.00 credit hours
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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