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March 2021 Compliance Recap

The employee benefits guidance issued in February 2021 was largely focused on providing relief to individuals and businesses impacted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Significantly, on March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the Act) was enacted into law which, in part, mandates that eligible individuals receive a six-month 100% COBRA subsidy. … Continued

Proposed Rule Amending the HIPAA Privacy Rule – Part 2

3/9/2021 Update: OCR extended the due date for public comments on the proposed rule to May 6, 2021. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the Department) issued a proposed rule modifying the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to support … Continued

Proposed Rule Amending the HIPAA Privacy Rule

3/9/2021 Update: OCR extended the due date for public comments on the proposed rule to May 6, 2021. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the Department) issued a proposed rule modifying the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to support … Continued

Understanding EAP Confidentiality | MI Benefit Advisors

When it comes to Employee Assistance Programs, confidentiality is a concern for both employers and employees. As an employer, it is helpful to understand the terms and processes your EAP uses to keep information confidential and ensure that your employees and your workplace are safe. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules apply … Continued