Partner Jay McElligott spoke on “Wellness Programs and Health Reform” at the 44th
Annual Lawyers’ Conference of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in New
Orleans on May 14.
McElligott discussed the increased incentives employers may offer to
encourage participation in wellness programs under the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, as amended, as well as the new legislation’s emphasis on
preventive services, screenings and immunization benefits. He explained the
availability of small business wellness grants to encourage smaller employers to
adopt wellness programs.
McElligott also discussed the wide range of grants now offered under the
legislation to entities at the state and local level for programs promoting
individual and community health.