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Biometrics: Incorporating Health Risk Assessments and Outcome Based Wellness Incentives Into Your Health Plan

About This Course:
Employers are always looking for ways to control health care costs. More and more employers recognize the important role wellness can play in reducing those costs - healthier employees means lower costs - but are looking for something with more "oomph" than yet another wellness fair or walking program. A biometrics program may be that extra push your health plan needs.

This webinar will explain the advantages of biometrics programs and tools to evaluate whether they are right for your organization; identify the key issues employers should consider in designing a good biometrics program, including choosing incentives, funding mechanisms and what to look for when selecting vendors; and explore the major legal issues that must be taken into account, with a particular focus on the revised HIPAA wellness plan rules under the Affordable Care Act.

Agenda

Why Biometrics?
  • Wellness and Health Plan Costs
  • What Is a Health Risk Assessment and Outcome Based Wellness Incentive
  • Using Biometric Plans to Impact Wellness and Health Plan Costs
Designing an Effective Biometric Plan
  • Overview HIPAA Wellness Plan Rules and Impact on Design Issues
  • Setting Goals and Objectives
  • Participation
  • Choosing Biometric Markers, Standards, and Scoring Systems
  • Nature and Amount of Incentives and Funding Options
  • Selecting Vendors
Measuring ROI and Case Studies
About The Presenters

David Flotten, JD, SPHR
  • Employee benefits attorney and HR consultant with Associated Financial Group, LLC, the second largest employee benefits specialists in the U.S. according to Business Insurance magazine
  • Works with employers and Associated Financial Group’s benefits consultants on a wide range of HR compliance and strategic issues, with a particular focus on health care reform and employee benefits strategic planning
  • Has been advising employers on human resources and benefits for more than fifteen years
  • Previously spent three years practicing private law and two years working in the Minnesota court system
  • Regularly presents seminars on health care reform and employee benefits at Associated Financial Group as well as presenting at the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota
  • Law degree, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School; B.A. degree, Gustavus Adolphus College
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