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Final regulations for wellness programs have been issued to help employers encourage healthier behaviors among their employees....more
Our articles this month focus on health care reform. First, Jim Napoli and Brian Neulander comment on the potential for litigation under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) whistleblower protections and ERISA Section 510 as a...more
On May 29, 2013, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services released final regulations on nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plan coverage. The regulations largely follow the proposed...more
On May 29, 2013, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (the “Departments”) issued final regulations on implementing and expanding employment-based wellness programs. The rules set forth in the final...more
EEOC Releases Letter Addressing Wellness Programs and Reasonable Accommodation Obligations - In a letter issued recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), Peggy Mastroianni, the agency's Legal Counsel,...more
Employers nationally continue to struggle with how to respond and adapt to the ever-changing landscape that is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often known as ObamaCare or the ACA). We at Spilman Thomas &...more
In this issue:
- Assess the Workforce
- Choose Whether to "Pay" or to "Play"
- Evaluate Existing Wellness Programs and/or Implement New Wellness Programs to Enhance Employees' Health Profiles and to Avoid or Minimize...more
Five federal agencies have collectively proposed regulations to implement elements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") healthcare reform legislation designed to encourage employers to sponsor employee wellness programs. The...more
On November 20, 2012, the IRS, DOL and HHS jointly issued proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act building on existing HIPAA regulations of wellness programs. The new proposed regulations provide clearer guidance...more
With the conclusion of the 2012 elections, federal agencies now are releasing proposed regulations crucial to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act). On Tuesday,...more
The regulatory log-jam in Washington seems to finally be loosening up in the aftermath of the election, and the troika of agencies primarily responsible for overseeing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable...more
On November 20, 2012, the federal government released a number of important proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An earlier update from Akerman's Healthcare Practice Group focused on the proposed...more
The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have issued a revised set of proposed regulations for nondiscrimination in wellness programs. The regulations prohibit a wellness program offered as part of a...more
On November 20, 2012, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (hereinafter, the "Departments") issued long-awaited guidance on several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), including...more
New proposed employer wellness program regulations have been released under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
On November 20, 2012, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor (DOL) and Health and Human...more
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