From policy reminders to breaking news on the federal and state level, we keep our clients and partners updated on the topics that matter in healthcare, wellness and employee benefits.
On Oct. 15, 2018, the HHS and OCR issued a press release describing a $16M penalty against Anthem (an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield association) for a HIPAA breach that occurred on Jan. 29, 2015. This breach is the…Read More »
The IRS recently published guidance containing certain relief for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael. Specifically, the IRS offered extensions in relation to certain tax filing deadlines. The extensions apply automatically to any individual or business in an area designated by…Read More »
On Oct. 29, 2018, the IRS, DOL and HHS (the Departments) published a proposed rule which will allow employees to use their employers’ HRA to pay for individual health coverage. This rule comes after Pres. Trump issued an executive order directing the…Read More »
On Sept. 20, 2018, the HHS and OCR announced a settlement with the Boston Medical Center, Brigham Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital totaling $999,000 in penalties for compromising the privacy of protected health information (PHI) during the filming of a documentary.…Read More »