With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA); it’s important to note that the ACA also proposes a new emphasis on prevention and wellness, especially in the workplace. Georgetown University, in partnership with The Vitality Group, played host to an important policy forum in the field of workplace health with leaders from industry, government, academia, non-profits, and research who brought their diverse perspectives to the discussion. In addition to the inclusion of the ACA, the wide-ranging presentations centered on how the workplace has the potential to substantially improve health in the U.S. by building “cultures of health.”
The workplace represents an ideal setting for the delivery of health and wellness programs. However, building and sustaining a corporate culture of health is a critical component in implementing an effective program. Learn more through this best practices white paper.
Recent legislation, such as the Health Care Reform Act of 2010 and the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA) of 2008, have greatly impacted how wellness programs are perceived and, to a great extent, how they may be structured. Sometimes these laws, rulings and guidelines overlap and at times, they seem to contradict one another. This white paper will summarize relevant and key legislation.
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