If You’re Wondering, “Is my Wellness Plan Compliant?”….
Determining the answer to the question, “Is my wellness plan compliant?” may be a complicated and in depth process, depending on the scope of the wellness program you provide in your workplace. Keep this in mind when attempting to protect yourself and realize that research is helpful but should not be a substitute for quality legal advice in this area from experts in this field.
Wellworks For You can help you answer the important question of, “Is my wellness plan compliant?” and encourages you to contact us today to speak with one of our staff members about your specific concerns and needs.
Below, we have provided some general information to get you started in thinking about the proper and legal ways to structure any workplace wellness program. These points can be great starting points for anyone interested in remaining compliant and still offering quality services to employees.
Do not collect genetic or family medical history information unless you are sure the collection meets the following requirements:
Research has been approved by an Institutional Review Board
Employees understand that participation is voluntary and completely confidential
Employees give written consent for research
The proper federal forms are filled out and submitted
Employee participation does not determine eligibility in a group health plan
Do not base rewards or incentives on an employee’s provision of family medical history
Remember that group health plans can reward members’ participation in preventive services, disease management and annual physicals
Be sure that the programs you offer are offered to all employees equally and requirements and standards for receiving reward through participation are clearly communicated
Trusting Wellworks For You
Understanding the ins and outs of the newest and changing HIPAA, GINA and HRA laws can be challenging. To learn if your wellness plan is compliant you may need to seek out the trusted advice of professionals. Wellworks For You has been faithfully serving clients as they seek to provide quality wellness programs to employees for over eight years. Our staff is passionate about aiding you as you seek to keep your wellness plan legal and effective.
For more information, please get in touch with us. We look forward to helping you sort through this important information and giving you the peace of mind you need. There is no better time than now to discover the answer to this nagging question of whether or not you are conducting things in a legal manner.