The Latest on Wellness Programs: What Can Employers Legally Do to Increase Participation?
Tuesday, Nov. 8
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Employer wellness programs are now a part of the benefits landscape. And employers that have tried the “soft” approach to implementing these programs (e.g. health risk assessments and biometric screenings) are now looking for ways that they can actually improve the wellness of their employees. That means greater incentives to participate in wellness programs — and sometimes even penalties for refusing to do so.
At the same time, employers are constantly reminded of the legal constraints they face in attempting to increase the level of wellness program participation. In this webinar, we’ll summarize those constraints and offer concrete examples of steps employers have taken to raise the participation level in their wellness programs. We’ll also look at some of the wellness-oriented provisions of last year’s health care reform legislation.
Kenneth A. Mason, Partner – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Ken heads the Employee Benefits Group. He concentrates on ERISA and other aspects of employee benefits law, including tax and fiduciary issues, retirement and welfare plans, executive deferred compensation, federal employment discrimination statutes and issues unique to governmental and other tax-exempt employers.
Julia M. Vander Weele, Partner – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Julia practices in the Employee Benefits Group and is a member of the ERISA Litigation Group. Prior to Spencer Fane, Julia was in-house counsel for Fortis Benefits Insurance Company, where she managed ERISA litigation and advised senior management on ERISA issues.
Please contact us if you’d like to register for this webinar or if you have any questions.
Note: This webinar event has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute to qualify for 1.5 recertification credit hours.