Obama Administration’s Final Rules On Wellness Programs

??????????????????????????????????Yesterday, the Obama administration released final rules on employment-based wellness programs as a further implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The final rules purport to support workplace health promotion and prevention as a means to reduce long term costs associated with chronic illness The final rules will be effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014. The rule was issued May 29. To view the final rule, click here.

Author:  James H. McMackin III is a Partner in the Employment Law Practice at Morris James LLP.