Wellness Programs: Navigating The Applicable Federal And State Laws

Webinar: ID# 1014477
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Federal laws impose a number of rules on wellness programs. The most recently issued regulations make significant changes and clarifications to the prior regulations governing wellness programs.

While implementing the provision in health care reform allowing for greater incentives, the regulations also impose a number of new requirements on wellness program design. In addition to HIPAA, ERISA, the ADA, GINA, and the Internal Revenue Code also impose restrictions.

This live webinar reviews new HIPAA nondiscrimination regulations, other regulatory developments, case law, and other developments, and requirements of wellness programs. This includes a review of the design and taxation of incentives, laws that prohibit discrimination based on health factors, and exceptions for certain wellness and supplemental plans.


Overview of Wellness Programs
  • Types of Wellness Programs
  • Tools
  • Goals
  • Incentives
Legal Limitations
  • HIPAA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • ADA – The Americans With Disabilities Act
  • GINA – The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
  • ERISA – The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • Health Care Reform
  • The Code – The Internal Revenue Code
  • Other Federal Laws
  • Laws

Timothy D.S. Goodman
  • Partner with the global law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Advises employers on wellness programs and health plans, and on retirement plans and executive compensation
  • Advises employers on DOL, IRS and EEOC guidance on wellness programs, responding to benefit claims, answering questions regarding the extension of health coverage under COBRA and state law, and COBRA subsidies
  • Advises employers on severance, benefit matters related to reductions in force, retirement plan corrections and compliance, and deferred compensation
  • Bullet
  • Focuses on hospital and health care employers, agricultural and cooperative employers, and tax-exempt employers
  • Former president of the Midwest Pension Conference and the Minneapolis Pension Council
  • Member of the American Bar Association’s Tax and Labor and Employment Sections, and the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Section and Tax Section
  • Frequent speaker on health care reform, wellness, benefit and compensation topics
Mark J. Kinney
  • Founded The Kinney Firm in 2010, now Kinney & Larson LLP; former partner with Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 20 years experience
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Best Law Firms in America
  • Advises vendors of wellness programs, private exchanges and health care IT services
  • Advises venture capital funds in the health care industry, third-party administrators, and health care purchasing coalitions
  • Expertise in ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, GINA, the Affordable Care Act, and Internal Revenue Code provisions related to health and welfare benefits
  • Frequent speaker on Affordable Care Act implementation, wellness programs, and health and welfare benefit topics
  • Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Section
Wellness Programs: Navigating The Applicable Federal And State Laws
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