New York, NY, November 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kendra Roberson, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Final Wellness Regulations: What You Need to Know LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued final wellness regulations governing health- out-come-based wellness programs increasing rewards to up to 50 percent for healthy activity such as smoking cessation. The new regulations were published on June 3, 2013 and become effective on January 1, 2014 (or upon renewal after January 1, 2014). As compliance date draws near, companies should have a complete and thorough understanding of the final rules to avoid potentially steep penalties.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the Final Wellness Regulations. In a two-hour live webcast, speakers will discuss:
- Recent Developments and Key Changes on Final Wellness Regulations
- Enforcement of and Compliance with the Final Rules
- Impact of the Final Rules
- Penalties and Exemptions
- Best Practices in Compliance
- Up to the Minute Regulatory Changes
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About Kendra Roberson
Kendra Roberson, of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, advises clients on a broad spectrum of employee benefits matters, including tax-qualified retirement plans, employee stock ownership plans, executive compensation arrangements, stock option and other equity-based compensation plans, cafeteria plans, VEBAs, self-insured medical plans, and other health and welfare plans. Her experience includes plan design and drafting, regulatory compliance, ERISA litigation, and handling employee benefits matters and plans in corporate transactions. In addition, Ms. Roberson has extensive experience advising employers and state governments on compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).
About Covington & Burling LLP
Covington & Burling LLP, a full-service firm with over 850 lawyers in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, is one of the leading international life sciences law firms in the world. Covington represents most of the major biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the United States and Europe and numerous other life sciences companies worldwide. Covington also advises and represents hospitals, health plans, and other health care providers on issues involving payment and reimbursement under a range of federal and state health care programs and on issues of health information privacy. With its multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional practice that integrates regulatory, corporate, transactional, intellectual property, litigation, competition, and trade law expertise, Covington meets the specialized needs of life sciences and health care companies.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.