Employers in Massachusetts may qualify to receive a state tax credit as an incentive for offering a workplace wellness program.
Official details can be found on the Health and Human Services website. Below is a brief overview of the regulations that have been proposed.
Overview of the Incentive Program
Here are a few of the key details that have been released regarding this program:
- The tax credit will be available for businesses that have 500 or fewer employees
- Employers must apply and submit documentation annually that demonstrates evidence of their wellness program
- The credit shall be equal to 25 per cent of the costs associated with implementing a certified wellness program
- The maximum credit is$10,000 per business in any 1 fiscal year
Which Wellness Programs Qualify?
If you would like your business to take advantage of this incentive, you certainly may want to start looking now if your wellness program meets the standards outlined in the regulations.
The criteria regarding Wellness Programs includes items such as:
- Promotes physical and mental health, fitness or behavior change measures
- Educates, promotes screening of, or screens particular groups of the general public at risk with respect to particular diseases, health conditions, or accidents
- Evidence-based and utilizes activities associated with demonstrable improvement of participants’ health and well being
To see the full list of proposed regulations, we certainly encourage you to check out the official website.
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