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HIPAA Considerations In The Event Of Employee Death or Incapacitation

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPAA, acts in part to provide federal protection for identifiable health information retained by covered entities, which includes most businesses that offer company health plans. While many employers have policies and procedures in place to ensure HIPAA compliance in routine, every day matters relating to the management of employee health data, few employers have developed policies or even considered how to manage protected health information in the unfortunate event of employee death or incapacitation.

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McBrayer Attorneys Present at NADSA Conference

On October 10, 2013, three McBrayer attorneys spoke at the 2013 National Adult Day Service Association Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. Lisa English HinkleJaron P. Blandford,and Cynthia L. Effinger presented, “ Hot Topics in Employment Law: Social Media; the Intersection of HIPAA and the NLRB; and Everyday Challenges.” The seminar discussed several important employment law updates for adult day service providers. You can download a copy of their presentation here: 2013 NADSA Conference.

Final Rules on Wellness Programs Issued, cont.

If you missed Monday’s post, I began describing the final rules issued by the Departments for employment-based wellness programs. The final rules introduce notable changes to health-contingent wellness programs. More >

Final Rules on Wellness Programs Issued

Recently, the departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) published the final rules for wellness programs offered in conjunction with group health plans. The rules implemented the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requirements. The regulations became finalized on August 2, 2013, and will apply to group health plans for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. More >

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