With the Affordable Care Act increasing the incentive for employees to quit smoking, many employers are wondering how e-cigarettes fit into their wellness program, or if they even do at all.

As part of the ACA’s final regulations for employer wellness programs, the health law increases the maximum reward that can be offered to employees participating in a health-contingent wellness program from 20% of the cost of health insurance coverage to 30%, and up to 50% for those participating in a tobacco cessation program. Advisers should be up to speed on these regulations and prepared to answer specific and nuanced questions from clients about remaining in compliance with the rules.

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