Topic: wellness programs

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Activity, Iran Sanctions, Wellness Program, Libor Scandal

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all just slowed down a bit, smiled a little more, worried less, and spent the morning reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Will M&A pick up during the second half of the year? (Morrison & Foerster) “You’re gonna need more credible evidence if you want to… Read more »

How Can Employers Make Sense of Health Care Reform Requirements, With Important Deadlines Around the Corner? Start Here…

Keeping up with (and making sense of!) developments in health care reform can be challenging even for the best of us. Here’s a good start: this 90-second overview of the new ways health coverage will be purchased when the Affordable Care Act is implemented next year, featuring Mintz Levin’s Alden Bianchi. Watch it, and then… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, Government Overreaching, Wellness Programs, TCPA Rules

We thought he’d never stop talking… On this day in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond ended the 24 hour and 18 minute filibuster he began a day earlier in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The bill passed shortly after, and was signed into law on September 9 by President Eisenhower. As it turns… Read more »

Employers Have Six Months to Comply with Wellness Program Final Rules – Are You Ready?

“The potential payoffs [from a wellness program] include savings in health care costs, decreased absenteeism and increased productivity.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations to help employers avoid health-based discrimination when designing and implementing wellness programs. Five key takeaways for employers: 1.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IRS Guidance, Shareholder Requests, Recess Appointments, Bank Secrecy

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: The JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. The legal news: below… The Supreme Court likes arbitration. A lot (Pepper Hamilton) This overview of new IRS guidance on “minimum value, affordability, and wellness programs” under Obamacare is a must-read for all employers (Mintz Levin) How to respond to… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: It’s What Obamacare, Exotic Dancers, BP Execs, and Wellness Programs Have in Common

Welcome to the first issue of the Corporate Law Report, featuring some of the top corporate news items we’re following right now on JD Supra. Here’s how it works: Watch the 3-minute video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary listed below. This week’s report,… Read more »

Feds Propose New Guidance on Wellness Programs. Feel Better Now?

“Wellness programs take many forms; however, the common feature of all wellness programs is that they are designed to encourage healthier lifestyles, often by rewarding participants for attaining or improving certain health factors. Most wellness programs are subject to HIPAA’s nondiscrimination rules … [h]owever, the HIPAA nondiscrimination rules contain an exception whereby group health plans… Read more »