Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon

McDermott Will & Emery

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Employers with Group Health Plans: Have You Notified State Regulators of the Breach?

Data security breaches affecting large segments of the U.S. population continue to dominate the news. Over the past few years, there has been considerable confusion among employers with group health plans regarding the...more

2/20/2015 - Breach Notification Rule Covered Entities Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Employer Group Health Plans ERISA HIPAA Third-Party Service Provider

Upcoming Health and Welfare Plan Requirements Checklist for Employers

As the mid-way point of 2014 approaches, employers should actively turn their attention to several upcoming compliance obligations for the health and welfare benefit plans they sponsor. Below is a checklist of upcoming...more

8/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Compliance Employee Benefits Health and Welfare Plans Healthcare HHS HIPAA PCORI

Proposed Regulations Expand the Definition of Excepted Benefits

Recently issued proposed regulations would expand the categories of excepted benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) and the Public Health Service Act. ...more

1/30/2014 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employee Benefits ERISA Exemptions Healthcare HIPAA U.S. Treasury Wraparound Coverage

ACA Guidance on 90-Day Waiting Periods and Certificates of Creditable Coverage

Recently issued Affordable Care Act guidance clarifies the prohibition on waiting periods in excess of 90 days and eliminates the requirement to issue HIPAA group health plan certificates of creditable coverage after December...more

4/12/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare HIPAA Multiemployer Plan Pay or Play Proposed Regulation Waiting Periods

New HIPAA Regulations Require Action by Group Health Plans

Final HIPAA privacy and security regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services will require action by group health plan sponsors by September 2013....more

3/8/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection Employer Group Health Plans GINA Healthcare HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements PHI Subcontractors

New HIPAA Regulations Affect Business Associates and Subcontractors

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act omnibus regulations recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have significant ramifications for business associates and subcontractors of...more

2/11/2013 - Business Associates Data Protection Electronic Medical Records HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Patient Confidentiality Breaches PHI Subcontractors Vicarious Liability

HIPAA De-Identification Guidance

Office of Civil Rights has released additional guidance addressing the de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Covered entities should review their current...more

12/12/2012 - Compliance De-Identification Healthcare Healthcare Professionals HIPAA HITECH OCR PHI

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