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HIPAA Compliance Audits – Good News and Bad News

On February 1, 2021
The government recently released findings of the extensive HIPAA compliance audit performed in 2016 and 2017. Click to learn more about the results!

New Guidance on HIPAA – Using PHI to Contact Recovered COVID-19 Patients Regarding Plasma Donation

On September 21, 2020
Protected Health Information can be used to identify and contact individuals who have recovered from COVID to inform them about plasma donation. Read on.

A Joint Final Rule: Extending COBRA, HIPAA , and Claims / Appeal Deadlines

On May 20, 2020
The DOL and IRS issued a Final Rule to extend a number of deadlines and timeframes that are relevant to group health plans such as HIPAA and COBRA. Learn more.

The Fax Machine and a Lesson in Incentives

On April 30, 2018
Faxing is a very inefficient way to share records with doctors and insurance providers. However, there may be a better solution! Click here to learn more.

The Tangled Web of Eligibility

On April 11, 2018
In this article, we talk about the BIG picture of eligibility issues, subsequent gaps, & continuation of coverage. Read here to get the BIG picture!

Natural Disasters (Hurricanes Harvey and Irma) - Don’t Let Them Wreak Havoc on Your Health Plan

On September 13, 2017
Kelly Dempsey, Esq. shares the Department issued guidance related to Hurricane Harvey and what it means to employers and employees.

Keep Hands, Arms, Legs, and Feet Inside the Ride at All Times and Remain Seated Until the Ride Comes to a Complete Stop

On March 22, 2017
Learn more about what to expect with all of the new changes in the healthcare industry.

HIPAA Special Enrollment vs. Section 125 Permitted Election Change – There is a difference!

On January 25, 2017
An individual may want to adjust their health plan enrollment. For example, if a plan member’s spouse loses plan coverage due a reduction in hours it will likely trigger a HIPAA special enrollment under the health plan.

Anthem Data Breach Implications for Employers

On February 10, 2015
As has now been widely reported, Anthem, Inc. was the unfortunate target of a cyber-attack potentially impacting 80 million current and former customers.