Legal issues legion with disease management, wellness

Bernhart, Molly
January 2007
Employee Benefit News;Jan2007, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p38
The article discusses the legal regulation surrounding disease management and wellness programs in the U.S. Wellness programs require personal health information in order to be effective. Companies and other involved parties such as Third Party Administrators (TPAs) should focus on securing electronic private health information. The tax-free status could be jeopardized if the financial incentives of wellness programs are paid through Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEBA).


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