HealthMine and Groom Law Group To Host Webinar With EHBC: New EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations and Next Steps for Employers


HealthMine, Inc. and Groom Law Group today announced that they will co-present a webinar entitled “New EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations and Next Steps for Employers” on May 22 at 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PST. Hosted by the Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress, the webinar will be co-presented by Bryce Williams, CEO of HealthMine and Seth Perretta, Principal at Groom Law Group.

Participants will learn:

  • What are the (proposed) new federal rules when it comes to wellness programs? Specifically, the presentation will cover the key elements of the EEOC’s new guidelines including:
    • “Reasonable Design” to promote health or prevent disease.
    • Voluntary standard for programs that include a disability-related inquiry or medical examination, including a new maximum incentive threshold.
    • Confidentiality of medical records.
    • Reasonable accommodation for both health-contingent and participatory programs.
  • What are the immediate considerations for program sponsors as they implement new or continue existing wellness programs?
  • Key consumer attitudes about and desires for wellness programs.
  • How to determine whether your program meets the proposed new requirements and standards while also addressing consumer needs.
  • What to do if you’re in the process of designing a new wellness program.
  • How to proceed if you already have a wellness program in place.

On April 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a long-awaited proposed regulation (“Proposed Regulation”) with respect to employer-sponsored wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). While not yet final, the Proposed Regulation provides importance guidance on the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that include disability-related inquiries and/or medical examinations.

Who Should Attend:

  • Wellness Executives
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Agents, Brokers & Consultants
  • Self Funded Employers
  • Media covering the health and wellness industry and related public policy

Attendees can register here to join the webinar.

About HealthMine

HealthMine, a leading consumer health engagement company, has developed the wellness industry’s first and only Personal Clinical Engagement technology platform. HealthMine empowers individuals to make meaning of their health information by automatically collecting clinical data, identifying risk for chronic disease, and setting health goals. Making it easy for consumers to manage their own health, HealthMine provides a personalized health portal available on any device, and delivers tailored recommendations, resources and incentives. HealthMine has more than one million users, and has saved employers and payers more than $100 million in healthcare costs. The company, founded in 2008, is based in Dallas, Texas with offices in San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis.

About Groom Law Group

Groom Law Group, Chartered is the premier benefits law firm in the United States with almost 80 attorneys dedicated solely to the practice of benefits law.  Groom provides clients with cost-effective, creative, and practical solutions to sophisticated benefits and tax law challenges.  The attorneys in Groom’s Health and Welfare Group provide an array of services to managed care organizations, insurance companies, employers, benefit funds, trade associations, benefits consulting firms, and others on a broad range of health and welfare matters. The group is playing a major role helping clients meet the challenges posed by the ACA.