Benefits & Compensation News

The common HIPAA violation that could cost you $1.5M

The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) thinks employees are being abused when it comes to confidential information and HIPAA security. The result: OCR is conducting audits like crazy. [Read more…]

New Obamacare FAQs: Feds tackle special enrollment, HRAs and more

As HR pros wait on the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the feds continue to clarify how businesses are supposed to comply with the law’s many provisions. [Read more…]

Top HIPAA violators: Is your healthcare provider on this list?

An employee who posted a veteran’s confidential medical information on Facebook and talked about the info with her friends is just one of the hundreds of complaints that helped this organization earn the top spot on the list of top HIPAA violators. [Read more…]

CEO’s blunder shows how easy it is to trigger costly HIPAA trouble

When one now infamous CEO mentioned a few of his employees’ health conditions, it didn’t take long for the public outcry to come. But are people making too much of this CEO’s comments, or did he actually break the law? [Read more…]

10 elements all wellness programs should include

Virtually all companies offer some type of wellness program these days. But as HR pros are well aware, there’s a huge difference between a wellness plan and an effective wellness plan. And firms with programs that include these components generally fall into the latter category. [Read more…]

Beware: Your wellness program could easily violate HIPAA

If you offer a wellness program that ties rewards or penalties to health goals, you need to make sure you’re not making one of these five big mistakes that can turn your program into a legal quagmire. [Read more…]

New HIPAA rule: Making sense of what actually affects you

When the feds recently issued its massive 563-page Omnibus Final Rule, which modifies HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules and adds the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, benefits pros were left with one key question: How much of this really applies to me? [Read more…]