Health Insurer Can Be Sued for Losing PHI, Even if No Evidence of Misuse
HR Daily Advisor
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
20, 2017), illustrates the potential liability exposure for employers and other plan sponsors that do not have strong safeguards in place, such as encryption for laptops with sensitive information. They contained protected health information (PHI) subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other personal identifying information (PII) such as Social Security numbers. as well as numerous violations of state law.