A Look into the Final EEOC Wellness Regulations

Opportunity - Policy

Conference session by Jim Pshock Corporate Wellness vs Corporate Health Benefits Design

Jim Pshock

Founder, CEO & President, Bravo Wellness

AAOHN 1.08 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0

On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules that describe how Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers.

The final ADA regulations defined when a wellness program that makes a disability-related inquiry or a medical examination is considered voluntary. The regulations also addressed confidentiality requirements and reasonable accommodation requirements. It appears that some believe these new regulations are too restrictive and too limiting in their impact on employer abilities to control costs and motivate behavior change. Others believe the regulations fall far short of providing adequate defenses to employees and consumers.

Join Jim for an overview of the final rules, how they are practically applied and what impact they have had so far on employers and employees. The session will also include a time for questions and open dialogue.

Presenter Bio(s):

Jim Pshock founded Bravo Wellness in 2008 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. As a visionary with a deep understanding of wellness regulations, he has developed and executed an innovative business concept to address an underserved niche market. Jim is a passionate and energetic entrepreneurial leader with over 27 years of experience in employee health and benefits. He demonstrates diverse industry and functional expertise with a tenacious commitment to providing exceptional service and value that leads to growing market-share.

Jim frequently presents to regional and national audiences, including C-suite professionals, industry experts, and a variety of associations. In addition, he has authored and contributed to national press publications. Jim serves on several public policy and health advocacy committees and participates in research groups for workplace wellness incentive programs, providing education and guidance. Jim received the Northeast Ohio Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in 2011.

About Bravo – Bravo is a data driven corporate wellness provider that empowers organizations nationwide to achieve their most challenging wellness goals: proven reduction in health risks, measurable decreases in the benefits cost trends and strengthened overall team performance and culture. Learn more about Bravo’s custom technology, in-house programming capabilities, expert compliance support, incentive solutions, health engagement programs and ways to integrate within existing corporate benefits structures at BravoWell.com.

For more information, contact Jim at 216.658.9220 or at jimpshock@bravowell.com.