Topic: notice requirements

Affordable Care Action Item: You’ve Got 25 Days to Distribute Your Marketplace Notices…

“Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will be able to purchase medical coverage through state and federal health insurance exchanges. These Marketplaces will offer ‘one-stop shopping’ to find and compare health insurance options.” (King & Spalding) It’s true – President Obama gave employers an extra year to meet the Affordable Care… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Internal Controls, Broker Dealers, Unfair Competition, Conflict Minerals

Is it just us, or is it getting really hot in here? But don’t worry – the heat wave should break by before the weekend. Until then: stay cool, drink lots of liquids, and read the JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A risks: all too often executives ignore ethics and compliance issues and focus mainly on… Read more »

Employers: 1, NLRB: 0 – Controversial “Poster Rule” Struck Down

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court ruled that the National Labor Relations Board’s “notice poster rule” – which would have required essentially all private sector employers to post a notice informing employees of various rights provided by the National Labor Relations Act – was invalid. The rule has been controversial since it was announced… Read more »

HIPAA Q&A: What’s the New Word on Data Breaches?

“The definition of a data ‘breach’ was changed. The Omnibus Rules replaced the more subjective ‘harm standard’ with a more objective test that requires the covered entity to determine (based on a four-factor risk assessment) whether protected health information has been ‘compromised.’” (Snell & Wilmer) One of the key components of the new HIPAA /… Read more »

Summary of Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules

No time read all 563 pages of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule? Here’s a summary of key points: Effective Date: “The Enforcement Rule changes are effective on March 26, 2013. The additional 180 days afforded for most of the provisions in the Final Rule apply… Read more »

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Modifies Privacy and Breach Notification Requirements for Health Care Providers

“The Final Rule represents the most significant development in healthcare privacy law since the issuance of the final Privacy Rule and Security Rule a decade ago.” (Morgan Lewis) On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final omnibus rule, strengthening the… Read more »