EEOC finally proposes new wellness rules! Join experts Zabawa and Lewis to discuss on July 9th EST at 1pm.
The new wellness rules lack clarity. They seem to contradict themselves. Incentives and penalties must be "de minimis," but employers with "certain programs" may still put 30% of the entire insurance premium at risk as part of their insurance plan.
Which is it? What does an employer have to do, in order to extract the maximum incentive and still be in the “safe harbor”? Could the category of "certain programs" really include almost every "pry, poke and prod" program being offered today?
Join experts Barbara Zabawa JD (founder of the Center for Health and Wellness Law) and Quizzify CEO Al Lewis (author of Cracking Health Costs and Surviving Workplace Wellness) as they peel the onion. You’ll learn:
• Which programs are the “certain programs” that still get the 30% Safe Harbor
• How you can be sure your program is still considered “voluntary” even with a large incentive
• How your program can receive indemnification
• Why this would be a good opportunity to review your wellness program altogether
Al Lewis, founder of the Validation Institute, is the industry leader in measuring the impact of health-related benefits programs (wellness, disease management, diabetes, etc.). His two books, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers and Cracking Health Costs, covered this exact topic. Both topped the insurance trade bestseller lists for several months after release, while the first was named healthcare book of the year in Forbes. These two books, plus getting a lot of dishonest wellness vendors really miffed at him, got Al ranked as one of the most influential people in healthcare.
Barbara is the founder and President of the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC, a law firm dedicated to improving legal access and compliance for the health and wellness industries. She is also lead author of the book Rule the Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs.