Adam Solander Featured in “Adjusting Wellness Programs for Compliance”

Adam C. Solander, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was featured in, in “Adjusting Wellness Programs for Compliance,” by Lisa Nagele-Piazza. The article summarizes a session Mr. Solander presented at the National Employee Well-Being Congress. 

Following is an excerpt:

In May, the agency issued two final rules that offer additional guidance to employers about how their wellness programs can comply with the ADA and GINA. The rules will take effect for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

The final rules "govern the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage participation in wellness programs connected to group health plans without being considered involuntary," Solander said.

Employers may offer a reward or impose a penalty as long as it doesn't exceed 30 percent of the total cost of employee-only coverage.