HIPAA Privacy for Employers Has Changed
Nov 20, 2009 - Alerts by Hinkle Law Firm
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) – also known as the “Economic Stimulus Bill” – made important changes to the HIPAA Medical Privacy and Security Rules. If you offer a health flexible spending account or other self-funded group health plan coverage (e.g., medical, dental, vision, or prescription drug benefits), these changes affect you – and there are steps you are legally required to take. In addition, if you offer fully insured group health benefits to employees and have access (or would like to have access) to “protected health information” (“PHI”) from your plan, there are also steps that you are legally required to take.