Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

HR Daily Advisor

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.

3 Takeaways from the HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute

Precheck

3 Takeaways from the HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute Apr. Last week, the 22nd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following represent my top takeaways from HCCA’s 2018 Compliance Institute.

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Join Paycor's HR & Compliance Webinar Summit on June 9

Paycor

Paycor is gathering top HR industry experts on June 9, 2016 for the Summer HR and Compliance Web Summit , a free all-day online conference to share best practices and tips for managing employees. Automating Your Employee Benefit Compliance Program.

3 big ideas from a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer

HRExecutive

John Sumser , founder and principal analyst for HRExaminer, has witnessed change in the HR-technology realm that puts him among the pantheon of advisors and observers. An engineer by training, Sumser has worked an array of jobs. I spent one-third of the time crying.

HOW U.S. CORPORATIONS CAN AVOID CRIPPLING DATA BREACH FINES IN 2018 AND BEYOND

Effortless HR

Most companies understand that a data breach is one of the most potentially damaging events that could occur in the business world. Yet, in 2017, it seems that many still underestimate just how crippling data breach fines in the United States can be. Compliance Online reported that, despite the huge levels of penalties that have already been applied, more than 120 million people were affected by medical data breaches in 2015 alone.

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How to Plan for a Virtual Benefits Open Enrollment

Tango Health

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, you should focus on engagement and orchestrate a personalized, on-demand, and virtual benefits open enrollment experience. The problem with these formats is they can’t effectively mimic the compassionate, concise, and knowledgeable call to HR.

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Trojans, RATs, and The Onion Router

HR Daily Advisor

Nelson, an Armstrong Teasdale partner who is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, shared his tips at the ECN (Employers Counsel Network) Annual Conference, held recently in Seattle. Trojan generators are readily available on the “dark net,” says Nelson.

Plan Must Cover Room, Board for Residential Mental Health Treatment

HR Daily Advisor

Because a group health plan covered room and board expenses for stays at skilled nursing facilities, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) required it to do so for residential mental health treatment facilities as well, a federal appeals court ruled in Danny P.