Employers and HIPAA

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This webinar will be 60 minutes, and scheduled for a day and time that is convenient for your staff and clients. We will also handle the technical setup and registration and can brand the training for you firm.

An employer is subject to HIPAA whenever they have access to an employee’s Individually identifiable health information. This applies not only to self funded employers, but those with fully insured plans as well depending on the plans that are offered and they way they are administered.  

HIPAA Noncompliance can result in

  • Civil and/or criminal liability for the employer if a breach occurs, even when the breach is the malicious act of a rogue employee
  • Remedial penalties associated with random audits conducted by the HHS
  • Remedial penalties due to employee complaints and the subsequent investigation by the HHS
  • Bad press

What does it take to be HIPAA Compliant?

For an employer to be in compliance, they must establish written HIPAA policies and procedures that govern the plan’s use of PHI.Other necessary steps include (but are not limited to):

  • Determine what organizations and vendors are acting as business associates and enter into written agreements
  • Implement reasonable physical and technical safeguards to protect PHI
  • Create/Update Plan Documents, Notice of Privacy Practices, Business Associate Agreements, etc.
  • Conduct a Security Risk Assessment
  • Provide HIPAA Training for Employees Who Handle Protected PHI

Who Should Attend:

HR managers, benefits managers, and any other staff members that help administer their organization’s health plans.

 

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