Health Law, Ethics

Build Better Relationships with the Wellness Program: Cost of Smokers and Wellness Program Guidance for Firms and Clients


Wellness programs and incentives to reduce or prevent tobacco use are becoming key parts of health plan strategies for many firms. This will likely grow, as new Affordable Care Act provisions permit greater flexibility in wellness program rewards and incentives. But employers must navigate not only the Affordable Care Act requirements, but also a maze of laws when designing and administering wellness programs. Failure to comply with ERISA, ADA, GINA, HIPAA, and the Tax Code can turn an employer’s good intentions into a regulatory nightmare.

Nashville attorney Susan Bilbro from the Waller firm will break down a recent study on the true costs of smokers to employers and recent developments under the Affordable Care Act that will expand the ability of firms and employers to address tobacco use. The session will also provide a legal roadmap for wellness program compliance, tools for avoiding potential pitfalls in designing and administering wellness programs and practical tips for using these programs to improve an employer’s bottom line.

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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Ethics credit
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop/iPad/mobile
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.