Workplace wellness programs: How regulatory flexibility might undermine success

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Abstract

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act revised the law related to workplace wellness programs, which have become part of the nation's broader health strategy. Health-contingent programs are required to be reasonably designed. However, the regulatory requirements are lax and might undermine program efficacy in terms of both health gains and financial return. I propose a method for the government to support a best-practices approach by considering an accreditation or certification process. Additionally I discuss the need for program evaluation and the potential for employers to be subject to litigation if programs are not carefully implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2052-2056
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume104
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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Health Promotion
Workplace
Health
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Accreditation
Certification
Program Evaluation
Jurisprudence
Practice Guidelines

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Workplace wellness programs : How regulatory flexibility might undermine success. / Pomeranz, Jennifer L.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 104, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 2052-2056.

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