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The Reality of Health & Welfare Plan Audits

Bobbi Kloss - in Column

If you are like me, an HR Director, my email in box gets filled on a daily basis with newsletters and legal alerts notifying me of all the mandates, clarifications of the mandates and changes to the mandates, coming from Washington on the Affordable Care Act…

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Investing in a Culture of Healthy Eating

Natasha Léger - in Worksite Wellness

Americans spend approximately half of their waking hours at work. While employers may suggest that the majority of these individuals are healthy, the…

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The Bottom Line on Wellness

Sue Parks - in News & Insights

The Bottom Line The success of a wellness program, in terms of changed behavior and the bottom line, hinges on integrating all planning, activities and…

The final regulations from the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, have been released. Here is what you need to know.

Wellness Programs Final Regulations

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

On Wednesday May 29, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued a final rule concerning wellness programs in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). There has already been a proposed regulation issued in November…

Obamacare's wellness regulations are in

A Review of the New Wellness Regulations: A Departure from Personal Responsibility & Accountability for Health

Lisa M. Holland - in News & Insights

As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, wellness programs have received new regulations. This article outlines the changes made to these programs, and how to comply with the new law. These changes are to how programs operate, and how…

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ACA Guidelines for Wellness Programs

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

In the recent election, one of the hot button issues was that of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the long election behind us and the results finally in, it appears healthcare reform is here to stay.

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Discount Dental Plans and Employee Health

Nicole Ropiza - in Selling & Marketing

Studies and word-of-mouth in recent years have brought much needed attention to the connection between dental care and a person’s overall health.