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2014 plan sponsor Affordable Care Act and year-end checklist
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

2014 has been another busy year of regulations and guidance affecting health and welfare benefit plans. We have the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to


New EEOC proposed rules require a gut check for wellness programs
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

Wellness program sponsors and vendors have long struggled with the application of the provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that


ACA administrative simplification provisions for health plans: time to apply for an HPID & prepare for certification of compliance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2014

While much has been written about Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance obligations for employer-sponsored plans- such as the "pay or play" rules


New HIPAA Omnibus Rule: issues for employer plan sponsors and group health plans
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2013

HIPAA's long-awaited "Omnibus Rule" (also referred to in this advisory as the "Rule"), published on January 25, 2013, modifies numerous aspects of


Looming HIPAA deadline for business associate agreements and security risk assessment
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

As we catch our breath from the latest Affordable Care Act changes, health plan sponsors should refocus on a couple of important HIPAA requirements


The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision: what employers, insurers and TPAs need to know
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2014

In its long-awaited Hobby Lobby decision (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.), issued on June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court held 5-4 that the


HHS issues guidance on HIPAA and workplace wellness programs
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2015

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance, consisting


New Jersey enacts health information encryption requirement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a new law requiring health insurance companies to protect client health information by encrypting the


HIPAA covered health plans beware: HHS Office for Civil Rights kicks off HIPAA Audit Program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2012

Since November 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has been conducting audits of covered entities (the “HIPAA Audit Program”) for compliance with the privacy and security requirements under HIPAA and the HITECH Act (collectively, the “Privacy & Security Rules”


Bruce Sarkisian
  • Alston & Bird LLP