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Session handouts will be available to registered attendees Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, March 29.

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Monday, January 28

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

PC001  Mastering Workplace Wellness Laws

Barbara J. Zabawa, J.D., M.P.H. Co-Speaker
Clinical Assistant Professor/Owner
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee/Center of Health & Wellness Law, LLC
McFarland, WI

JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP Co-Speaker
Professor Emeritus, Exercise Science
Tampa, Florida

Complying with workplace wellness laws is challenging and evolving. This workshop will focus on incentive laws, including ADA and GINA updates that go into effect in 2019 as well as important data-privacy laws. Legal issues involving workers’ compensation and hiring qualified wellness professionals and vendors will also be addressed. Attendees will be provided with strategies that will effectively enhance compliance to these laws. The presenters will reference the textbook they authored, entitled Rule the Rules of Workplace Wellness Programs (published by the American Bar Association). (#32—Health & Wellness)

12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

PC002  Self-Funding Tutorial: Basic Concepts Through Advanced Tactics in Self-Funding a Health and Welfare Plan

Dean M. Hoffman Speaker
Benefit Consultant
Dean M. Hoffman, LLC
Brookfield, WI

Self-funding group health and welfare plans is not a new concept for larger employers; however, many smaller employers are seeking this funding method as result of the Affordable Care Act. This preconference will begin with the basics of self-funding and progress to more advanced concepts. Mr. Hoffman will break down third-party administrative (TPA) and administrative services only (ASO) funding models into easy-to-understand segments and explain the “plug and play” approach to stoploss contracts, pharmacy plans, disease management, direct provider contracting, digital medicine, travel medicine and health care intelligence dashboards. You will review stop-loss contract types and terminal liability as well as how to align with the employer’s risk tolerance and financial goals. Emerging stop-loss practices will be discussed, including use of group captives and small group level funded contracts. This robust session is suitable for all levels of expertise and organization size. Attendees will walk away well-grounded in the concepts of self-funding, partial self-funding and level funding. (#12—Health and Welfare)