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Basics of HIPAA Privacy & Security for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans


Oct. 17, 2017
Recorded Online

The privacy and security requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are complex and present special challenges for employers that sponsor health plans for their employees and the Business Associates (BAs) who provide services to those plans. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has been very active in auditing and investigating compliance with the privacy and security requirements, with penalties and settlements in 2016 totaling over $23 million, including the single largest settlement ever for $5.5 million.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the HIPAA rules for new employees who will be working with Protected Health Information (PHI) and a refresher on those rules for more experienced individuals.

Please join Christine Williams as she covers the basics of HIPAA and the areas that can present special problems for the sponsors and BAs of employer-sponsored health plans.

This webinar will focus on employer-sponsored health plans and will address the following questions:

  • Who’s a Covered Entity (CE) and who’s a Business Associate (BA)?
  • What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?
  • Under what conditions is the employer that sponsors a health plan allowed to have PHI and what are the differences between PHI and employer information?
  • What are the obligations of the employer that sponsors an employee health plan?
  • What are the obligations of the BAs of an employer-sponsored health plan?
  • What are the “individual rights” provisions of the HIPAA privacy rules and what do they require?
  • What is a Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) and what are the rules about providing the NPP to employees?
  • What HIPAA privacy and security issues are likely to present special problems for employer-sponsored health plans and their BAs, and how can those issues be addressed most effectively and efficiently?
  • And much more!

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