Skill Building Session II
Lose the “Compliance 15” – Avoiding Freshman Pitfalls to a Compliant Well-Being Program
Speakers: Beth Stewart, MS, RD, Vice President, Health Outcomes Consulting, Willis Towers Watson and Jason Sheffield, JD, Employee Benefits Attorney, Willis Towers Watson
Description: Increasingly, regulatory agencies are prescribing mandates regulating the administration of well-being program components such as telemedicine, on-site clinics, wellness incentives and employee assistance programs. Learn to distinguish fact from fiction with respect to wellness regulations as two industry specialists outline the existing legal requirements. Understand, through real-world examples of implementation and administration mistakes, how best to structure your program and avoid compliance concerns.
• Participants will gain an understanding of HIPAA, GINA and ADA regulations that affect worksite well-being programs
• Through program examples, participants will learn to avoid common compliance concerns
Beth joined Willis Towers Watson in 2010 as a Health Outcomes Consultant for the Human Capital Practice. She supports clients by providing well-being consulting and expertise to Willis Towers Watson clients. Beth provides consulting to internal staff and clients regarding the design, implementation and evaluation of worksite well-being programs. She provides guidance regarding incentive program design, strategy and implementation as it pertains to employee benefits and benefit plan design. She assists clients with data analysis, business planning, vendor selection and helps with internal professional development in areas related to worksite well-being. She has spent significant time as a presenter on a variety of well-being topics. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Beth worked as a well-being consultant for an insurance company and health care provider. She has also worked as a clinical dietitian administering medical nutrition therapy to hospital patients.
Jason joined Willis Towers Watson in 2013 as an attorney for the Human Capital Practice’s National Legal & Research Group (NLRG). He supports the national human capital practice by providing assistance and technical expertise to Willis Towers Watson clients located primarily in the western region. Jason has experience in a broad range of employee benefit matters respecting both retirement and welfare plans. He has worked with clients of all sizes to develop, implement and administer qualified and non-qualified plans. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Jason worked with a national legal practice advising clients on a range of benefit and tax issues. He has represented corporate, institutional and individual clients before several administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to working as a benefits attorney, Jason worked as a litigation consultant, advising on multi-district and complex litigation related to oversight and administration of ERISA-governed benefit plans. He has also worked as a lobbyist, researching the costs and benefits of alternative employee benefit and compensation designs and educating lawmakers and the public on specific issues such as expansion of domestic partner benefits, HIV/AIDS-related employment discrimination, and inclusion of transgender-inclusive employee benefits.