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While much of the discussion around cybersecurity tends to focus on critical information sectors, national security, and the concerns of global corporations, data breaches can be just as devastating for small and medium-sized...more
Cyber Risks Faced by Small Business Owners -
Small business owners’ anxiety levels are in the red zone because of the barrage of news about hacking incidents that target businesses’ ongoing operations. While those...more
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) sets forth rules to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ health information that is held by “covered entities,” such as group health plans....more
Pro-actively drafting cybersecurity policies and protocols is like doing a will for yourself, or an employee manual for your company. The thought process is that there is nothing imminently pressing that requires me to think...more
On March 18, 2013, the US Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury jointly released proposed regulations implementing the 90-day waiting period limitation under the Affordable Care Act. Under the proposed...more
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon...more
The Department of Health and Human Services recently released final regulations modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules (the “Omnibus Rule”). These regulations have far-reaching effects...more
Group Health Plans -
Employers that sponsor group health plans for their employees should pay careful attention to the newly announced final omnibus rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...more
It is a fact of life that large amounts of sensitive data are transported and stored electronically on flash drives, CDs and other devices. With mobility comes increased risk of lost or stolen information, along with the...more
Hurricane Sandy is leaving a wake of destruction in major cities across the East Coast that can have a devastating effect on your business, management, employees, and customers....more
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved more than two years of litigation over one of the most hotly contested acts of Congress, definitively upholding virtually all of President Obama’s signature...more
Even with the lingering uncertainty over Medicaid program expansion, the High Court's decision brings some certainty and the need to focus on ramifications of ACA implementation.
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court held...more
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on the constitutionality of key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled the individual mandate...more
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- Guidance On MLR Rebates For Insured Plans By Callan Carter (San Francisco)
One of the provisions in the recent healthcare reform law is the medical loss ratio (MLR) that requires insurance...more
As we discussed in my previous article on employee lawsuit exposure, employment-related lawsuits are one of the biggest threats facing all employers today, including medical practices. In fact, the average small business in...more
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) was signed into law on May 21, 2008. The law’s purpose is to ensure that genetic information is not used to discriminate against individuals in matters of...more
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