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Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2016

Increases in ERISA Penalties Take Effect August 1, 2016

Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, federal agencies are required to increase the amounts of civil

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Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2010

Deadline for compliance with the HITECH Act approaching

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").

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2009

HHS releases new HIPAA rules for immediate comment

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”).

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Jones Day | USA | 31 Oct 2009

Warning to employers: if your health risk assessment violates GINA, you may have to tell the IRS (and pay excise taxes)

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.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 10 Aug 2009

New law governing state Children's Health Insurance Programs impacts employer group health plans

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).

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 14 Apr 2009

HITECH changes HIPAA privacy and security rules for group health plans

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.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2009

New HIPAA special enrollment rights effective April 1, 2009

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.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2009

CHIP Reauthorization Act expands special enrollment rights and creates new notice and disclosure obligations for group health plans

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).

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