The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) inundated employers with new mandates and requirements, resulting in additional complexities for employers offering health benefits to employees. The true scope of the level of the complexity faced by employers is further amplified by the numerous regulatory schemes that employers have struggled with for years. Many of these regulatory schemes require employers to follow different rules for different types of wellness programs, and even for different individuals eligible for the employer’s wellness program. Moreover, while some of the requirements may apply to virtually all employers, others do not. The landscape of wellness program requirements can be overwhelming. This article from Gallagher spotlights some of the most significant wellness program requirements that employers must comply with, including those that have been added by the ACA.
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