Ensuring your wellness program is compliant

Organizations can gain many benefits from implementing a workplace wellness program, but there are also potential legal issues related to employer-sponsored wellness plans employers should be aware of. Corporate wellness is as much an issue of health as it is a matter of law, so wellness programs must be carefully structured to comply with state and federal laws. The structure of your wellness program and the services provided will determine which laws apply to your organization.

Workplace Wellness Plan Design: Legal Issues

Several legal compliance issues are involved with designing workplace wellness plans. The laws can get very complicated very quickly and are still evolving. Therefore, when designing a wellness program, employers should take the time to understand its objectives in relation to the associated legal governance. Wellness plans must be carefully structured to comply with state and federal laws. The three primary federal laws that impact the design of wellness plans are:

 

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