HEP is a program designed to promote preventing screenings, wellness visits and chronic disease education and counseling for employees and eligible dependent and, as a result, saves money on health care in the long term by focusing health care dollars on prevention.
By complying with the HEP, you'll keep your monthly premiums low. Failure to remain compliant will result in an additional $100 per month premium per family member and an annual $350 deductible per individual ($1400 per family). The good news is that you're probably already completing most, if not all, of all the wellness requirements. 2018 will be a grace period year; you will have all of 2019 to comply with the HEP requirements.