Posts Tagged ‘HIPAA’

JurisIQ Learning Center adds Healthcare Law Compliance courses

The JurisIQ Learning Center, an online training service provided by the law firm of McAfee & Taft, has announced the release of its new Healthcare Law Compliance training module for healthcare providers, employers with self-funded health plans, business associates, and other covered entities. With the announcement, McAfee & Taft released an informational video (see video…

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Leveraging wellness programs in the ACA age

The dawn of the Affordable Care Act age has sparked renewed interest in wellness programs by employers as a means to improve employee health and reduce health plan claims and costs. In fact, some wellness programs may actually help employers reduce their liability under the ACA’s forthcoming (but recently delayed) Cadillac Tax. While the solution…

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ALERT » HHS announces new risk assessment tool for HIPAA security compliance

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services released an interactive security risk assessment tool intended to assist employers who sponsor self-insured group health plans in complying with their HIPAA security rule obligations. As background, HIPAA requires self-insured group health plans and their business associates to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their electronic…

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW UPDATE » New HIPAA regulations for sponsors of group health plans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its final regulations – also known as the “Final Rule” or “Omnibus Rule” – modifying the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Employers have until September 23, 2013, to comply with the new requirements.

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McAfee & Taft hosting webinar on implementing affordable, enforceable workplace wellness programs

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, will host a live webinar on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from noon to 1pm, to discuss how employers can implement a simple, enforceable workplace wellness program that is affordable and that adeptly navigates the regulatory minefield that can get employers in trouble, particularly as it relates to the…

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