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    October 2014 Meeting - Worksite Wellness Programs: The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Wellness Incentives

    Date: October 15, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    The Dos and Donts of Wellness Programs

    Worksite Wellness Programs: The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Wellness Incentives

    Incentives are a hot topic in worksite wellness programming.  Employers are looking for effective strategies to “nudge” employees to better health.  But are you aware of the labyrinth of compliance issues to navigate? Please join us for an informative discussion regarding wellness incentives led by Juli Dennis with insight on wellness compliance issues from Ali Esfahani.

    During this workshop we will discuss:

    • The Current Wellness and Incentive Landscape
    • Common Incentive Design Pitfalls
    • Recent (and Not-So-Recent) Compliance Changes Affecting Wellness Incentive Design
      • HIPAA Nondiscrimination
      • Participatory wellness programs
      • Health-contingent wellness programs
      • Affordability under PPACA

      • Main changes between the new and the old rules
      • Other compliance issues to understand
    • Putting Incentives Into Action -- Does Your Incentive Strategy Make Sense?
      • Case studies

    Learning objectives (What will HR professionals take away from your presentation?):

    • The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of implementing a wellness incentive program

    Presenter: Ali Esfahani, J.D. ~ Regional Director of Compliance, ERISA Attorney with USI Insurance Services LLC, and Juli Dennis,MidAtlantic Director of Wellness and Population Health Management

    Juli Dennis, MidAtlantic Director of Wellness and Population Health Management

    Juli Dennis, MS, CHES brings over 14 years of experience in Public Health, Disease Management, Clinical Quality and Health Promotion. At USI, she is responsible for developing and managing wellness and other cost management solutions for our clients. Her focus is on solutions that will drive fundamental decreases in claims costs through improved employee engagement, health improvement, improvement in quality of care and maximizing the efficiency with which our customers' employees engage in the health care system.


    Ali Esfahani, ERISA Attorney

    Ali Esfahani, J.D., is the regional director of compliance and an ERISA attorney for the USI legal team, based in Falls Church, VA. He is responsible for all aspects of federal health and welfare legal compliance, including compliance with ERISA, health care reform (ACA), COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, MHPAEA, Internal Revenue Code taxation issues and other federal laws impacting employer-sponsored group health plans.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means  that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    Thank you to our Sponsor Sunrise Orthodontics.