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Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Keeping Your Wellness Program Compliant

    Posted on September 26, 2013

    Below is the link to the September 17, 2013 UBA Employer Webinar Series:  “Keeping Your Wellness Program Compliant”


    With the issuance of final regulations affecting wellness programs, employers with existing programs need to review their programs to see if changes are needed to meet the new requirements.  Employers considering adding a wellness program also need to understand the rules.  This webinar will explore:

    • What types of wellness programs must follow the HIPAA nondiscrimination rules
    • The differences between activity-based and health contingent programs
    • The new limits on wellness incentives and penalties, and how to calculate them
    • The expanded reasonable alternative requirements, and ways to satisfy them
    • How GINA and the ADA impact wellness programs
    • Taxing wellness incentives



    Francis P. Alvarez, Partner – Jackson Lewis LLP

    Francis (Frank) is a Partner in the White Plains, N.Y. Office of Jackson Lewis.  Mr. Alvarez is the national coordinator of Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group.  Mr. Alvarez also leads a team of Jackson Lewis attorneys who advise employers on ways to implement wellness and health promotion programs while complying with emerging federal and state law requirements.


    Lynn A. Clements, Partner – Jackson Lewis LLP

    Lynn is a Partner in the Baltimore office of Jackson Lewis LLP.  Ms. Clements’ practice focuses on counseling and advising clients on OFCCP and EEO compliance issues and other workplace laws. Before returning to private practice in 2009, Ms. Clements served in several senior-level policy positions at the U.S. Department Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).


    Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Partner – Jackson Lewis LLP

    Joseph is a Partner in the Morristown, J.J. office of Jackson Lewis LLP.  He leads the firm’s Privacy, Social Media and Information Management Practice.  He also is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Reform Taskforce.  Mr. Lazzarotti advises employers and plan sponsors regarding the establishment, administration and operation of fully insured and self-funded health and welfare plans, which includes counseling concerning the new reform law, as well as assisting in the set-up of administrative and other arrangements with third-party administrators, claims administrators and other vendors.



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    Please feel free to watch/listen to this whenever it is convenient for you and your staff. It will be available for you to view for the next 11 months. Your name and email are required for registration. There is no cost however this webinar has been approved for one credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Once you have viewed the webinar, the last page will provide details on receiving the credit hour.


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