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Corporate Wellness Programs: Are they Hazardous to Well-Being?
The Law-Medicine Center Conference
Co-sponsored by
Center for Business Law & Regulation
APR 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

The Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University is hosting a day-long conference on legal and policy aspects of corporate wellness programs. The conference will begin with a description of current corporate efforts, a review of data on the effects of these programs on employee health and on costs, and an update on legal developments including the latest actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The conference then will address ethical and legal concerns raised by these programs including their potential for discriminating against persons with disabilities, unfairly shifting costs, compromising employee privacy and autonomy, and penalizing individuals for their immutable characteristics.

Papers commissioned by the conference will be published in Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Dean Jessica Berg, JD, MPH
Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law; Professor of Bioethics & Public Health
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Maxwell J. Mehlman, JD
Distinguished University Professor; Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Director of the Law-Medicine Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law;
Professor of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jonathan H. Adler, JD
Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Case Western Reserve University School of Law


Understanding Corporate Wellness Programs

Topic 1: What do we know about their impact?
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Speaker: Soeren Mattke, MD, DSc
Senior Scientist
Rand Corporation

Topic 2: What is the impact on health outcomes and cost savings?
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Michael Roizen, MD
Chief Wellness Officer
The Wellness Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Speaker: Dennis Patrick Scanlon, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Penn State

Topic 3: What are universities doing?
11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Speaker: Elizabeth R. Click, ND, RN, CLE, CWP
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Adjoining classroom A61/62)


Ethical and Legal Issues

Topic 4: Concerns about disability discrimination
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Speaker: Samuel Bagenstos, JD
Frank G. Millard Professor of Law
Michigan Law, University of Michigan

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speaker: Christopher Kuczynski, JD, LLM
Acting Associate Legal Counsel
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

Topic 5: Concerns about Cost Shifting, Distributive Unfairness, Privacy, Autonomy, Immutable Characteristics, and Paternalism
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Speaker: Jessica Roberts, JD
Director, Health Law & Policy Institute
Associate Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Speaker: Harald Schmidt, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Research Associate Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Penn, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Speaker summations and final questions

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception (Adjoining Classroom A61/62)

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