With annual health care costs and premiums hovering around $10,000 per employee and increasing, it’s more important than ever for employers to encourage a workplace culture of wellness. Doing so can help employers reduce health care costs and result in increased employee productivity and satisfaction. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes new incentives that build on existing workplace wellness programs.
Employers and HR professionals need to understand how the new wellness rules affect participatory wellness programs and health-contingent wellness programs. Such distinctions are what employers must understand in order to ensure compliance with the complex nature of wellness programs under the ACA.
View this webinar presented by Callan Carter, a seasoned employee benefits attorney with Trucker Huss, a national employee benefits specialty law firm to understand how the ACA impacts wellness programs and to receive general tips as to how to successfully implement and manage an effective workplace wellness program.
Callan Carter, Trucker Huss
Callan G. Carter is special counsel at Trucker Huss.
Ms. Carter has extensive experience in the areas of health and welfare plans, qualified plans and deferred compensation. Today, she focuses her practice primarily on health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans and the effects of health care reform.
Ms. Carter advises clients on plan design, drafts all required documents, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, including ERISA, HIPAA, the IRC, USERRA, COBRA and the ACA (as well as state and local requirements).
She advises clients on the complex application of nondiscrimination rules, prohibited transactions, fiduciary issues, controlled group determinations, and benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Carter also negotiates services contracts on behalf of her clients and has tenacity for negotiations with insurance companies and other health and welfare plan vendors.
She earned her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, in 1993, cum laude, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1994 and to the Georgia Bar in 2002.
Ms. Carter received her LLM (Tax), with honors, from the Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999, and received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1989.