This Alert from law firm Nixon Peabody is the first of two dealing with compliance issues for employer-provided¬† wellness programs. This issue deals with how the ACA’s final rules amended and expanded the HIPAA nondiscrimination and wellness provisions.¬† These final rules apply to all group health plans, regardless of whether they are grandfathered or non-grandfathered, insured or self-insured, for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.