Sarah Bhagwandin

Sarah Bhagwandin

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Regulations: Time for Another Check-Up

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally issued proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding wellness programs. The proposed regulations amend existing regulations and...more

4/21/2015 - ADA Affordable Care Act Corporate Counsel EEOC Health Insurance HIPAA Hiring & Firing Pre-Employment Health Screenings Proposed Regulation Wellness Programs

Premera Cyber-Attack Announced: Defining Your Obligations as an Employer

On March 17, 2015, Premera announced a data breach involving the personal information of more than 11 million individuals resulting from what it characterized as a sophisticated, targeted cyber-attack. Employers and plan...more

3/19/2015 - Breach Notification Rule Corporate Counsel Cyber Attacks Data Breach Employer Liability Issues HIPAA Popular Premera Blue Cross

Premium Reimbursement Arrangements Get Relief - More ACA Transition Relief—This Time for Small Employers and S-Corps

The IRS issued guidance on Feb. 18, 2015, providing temporary relief until June 30, 2015, from steep penalties for small employers and S-corps that have continued to use premium reimbursement arrangements to provide health...more

2/26/2015 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance IRS Medical Reimbursement Plans New Guidance S-Corporation Small Business

Employers: What the Anthem Breach Means to You

On Feb. 4, 2015, Anthem announced a data breach involving the personal information of more than 80 million individuals resulting from what it characterized as a sophisticated, targeted cyber-attack. Group health plans may be...more

2/10/2015 - Anthem Insurance Best Practices Breach Notification Rule Corporate Counsel Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity HIPAA Personally Identifiable Information

Business Associate Agreements: Time to Update

If you sponsor a group health plan that is subject to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, it is time to review and potentially update your business associate agreements....more

8/8/2013 - Business Associates Employer Group Health Plans Health Plan Sponsors HHS HIPAA HITECH Privacy Policy

Breach Notification: New Rules!

If you sponsor a group health plan that is subject to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, it is time to review and revise your policies and procedures and re-train your employees regarding the proper procedures when...more

8/5/2013 - Business Associates Data Breach Data Protection Employer Group Health Plans HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements PHI Training

Play or Pay Rules—Compliance Delayed Until 2015

On July 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced through the U.S. Department of the Treasury that the penalties for employers under the “Play or Pay Rules” will not go into effect until 2015....more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employer Mandates Fees Form 720 Healthcare Open Enrollment Pay or Play PCORI Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

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