Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, federal agencies are required to increase the amounts of civil
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the "HITECH Act") makes significant changes to the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended ("HIPAA").
On Friday, October 30, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued an interim final rule, with request for comments, to strengthen its enforcement of the rules promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
As reported in an earlier Jones Day Commentary entitled "Open Enrollment AlertNo Reward Goes Unpunished," the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services jointly issued interim final rules to implement certain provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA"), including the prohibition on the collection of genetic information by group health plans and group health insurance issuers.
Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), which extends and expands the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
A portion of the new economic stimulus bill, called the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the "HITECH Act"), will have a significant impact on employers that sponsor group health plans.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the "Act") creates new special enrollment rights, requires employers to provide a new notice to employees, and requires employers to disclose certain health plan information to states.
On February 4, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the “Act”) which extends the State Children's Health Insurance Program established under the Social Security Act (CHIP).