Health Care Alert - Final Wellness Rules May Require Review of Existing Wellness Programs


by Denise L. Atwood

Final wellness regulations were issued by the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) on June 3, 2013 and apply to employer-sponsored group health plans for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The final regulations made some significant changes to the existing requirements, so employers who sponsor wellness programs should familiarize themselves with the new requirements and make any necessary changes to their wellness programs in time for open enrollment.

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