Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about HIPAA and HITECH - Bim Group

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about HIPAA and HITECH

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), its administrative simplification regulations, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provide administrative, privacy, and security standards for health plans and their business associates. The extent to which HIPAA applies to a health plan depends on the health plan’s structure. This webinar will help plan sponsors understand their responsibilities under HIPAA and HITECH.

This webinar will:

  • Review the basics of HIPAA and HITECH
  • Explain key terms
  • Discuss the differences between protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Discuss different types of health plans to which HIPAA may apply
  • Discuss how HIPAA applies to fully-insured plans (that use either a hands-on approach or a hands-off approach)
  • Discuss how HIPAA applies to self-funded plans
  • Discuss how an employer should handle PHI that is received due to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or Americans with
  • Disabilities Act (ADA) leave
  • Discuss HIPAA considerations when an employer has remote workers
  • Describe what a business associate agreement is and when it is required
  • Describe the types of notices that are required under HIPAA
  • Discuss whether notices can be provided electronically (via portal or email) and whether an acknowledgment of receipt is required
  • Discuss the consequences of violating HIPAA / HITECH (including civil monetary penalties) and provide examples of enforcement activity against group health plans by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights
  • Describe best practices in administering plans to meet HIPAA / HITECH compliance

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This intermediate-level webinar will help employers understand how HIPAA applies to a variety of plans.

Register today while seating is still available.

NOTE: If you would like to view the webinar but are not able to attend, we encourage you to still register as you normally would. All registrants will receive a replay and copy of the presentation afterwards. 

If you are a Bim Group client and missed the client-specific invitation, please email info@bimgroup.us with the CLIENT NAME in the subject line to have the preferred employer code emailed to you.

 


PRESENTER

Lorie Maring is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips and a member of the Employee Benefits Practice Group. She has extensive experience in all areas of employee benefits, including health and welfare programs, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation. She routinely advises employers, including non-profit and government employers, trade associations and employee benefit insurance and risk management consultants on the complex compliance and day-to-day issues arising under ERISA and other state and federal laws governing employee benefit plans and programs.

 

This series is brought to you by your Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors — the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 Partner offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

 

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