Wellness Programs: Are They on Life Support? Responding to the Final Regulations

June 13, 2013

On May 29, the Tri-Agencies (DOL, HHS, and Treasury) issued the final regulations on wellness programs. The regulations expand the requirements under the original HIPAA nondiscrimination rules and incorporate the wellness program provisions under the Affordable Care Act.

On June 13, 2013, Morgan Lewis presented a one-hour webinar which discussed the following topics:

  • Outlining the revised wellness program categories
  • Examining new "reasonable alternative" requirements
  • Summarizing the increased award amounts
  • Reviewing expanded notices
  • Discussing the operational consequences of the final regulations