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As open enrollment approaches for the 2019 calendar year, below are some items employers may want to consider:
- Wellness program changes – Many employers change their wellness programs during open enrollment. This is a reminder that even small changes to a wellness program may have significant consequences. For example, if an employer increases wellness rewards, it may impact not only whether a program complies with the 30% test under HIPAA but it may also impact affordability under Code Section 4980H. Making changes to a wellness program structure may also create problems. For example, employers with tobacco surcharges might allow people to avoid surcharges by attesting that they do not use tobacco.
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