Many employers do not understand the full scope of compliance required by the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. Many employers mistakenly believe that their plans are not subject to HIPAA because they are fully insured, or that employee training is the only thing they need to worry about. To comply with HIPAA, most employers should have written HIPAA policies in place that govern the plan’s use of Protected Health Information (PHI). Employers must also comply with a number of other HIPAA requirements, including: entering into written agreements with Business Associates, implementing safeguards to secure PHI, and conducting a Security Risk Assessment, to name just a few.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) investigates thousands of HIPAA privacy and security complaints every year and is also currently conducting its second round of random HIPAA audits. This webinar will help employers understand how to effectively comply with HIPAA and be in a position to respond to any HHS audits or inquiries.
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Bob Radecki, President, Benefit Comply, LLC
Bob has more than 30 years’ experience in the HR and employee benefits industry helping employers deal with difficult benefit and compliance matters. He has served as the principal HIPAA consultant to a number of health insurance companies and is recognized as an expert on a variety of benefit compliance issues including COBRA, FMLA and health reform. Bob has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events and conferences, and has published many articles on various compliance issues.
Sarah Grcevich, Senior Consultant, Benefit Comply, LLC
Sarah is a compliance consultant for Benefit Comply, where she assists employers dealing with employee benefits compliance challenges. Prior to joining Benefit Comply, Sarah worked in compliance and public policy for a major health plan, and also served as the HIPAA privacy official for a health insurance technology company.