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  • HIPAA Privacy – New Obligations Are Coming

    Posted on April 25, 2013

    Below is the link to the recent UBA Employer Webinar Series: “HIPAA Privacy – New Obligations Are Coming”

    http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=4ece0bf7-f30e-4e65-8b13-b88845fdc9d8

    The federal government handed down final HIPAA Privacy and Security rules in January, and now health plan sponsors and their business associates must ensure they’re up to speed and compliant with the new requirements by September 23, 2013.  These new rules will, among other things, affect business associate agreements, privacy notices and breach notifications – and will carry still penalties for those who don’t follow them.  This 90 minute intermediate-level webinar will provide a brief recap of the HIPAA requirements for group health plans and highlight what’s new and what actions employers need to take to make sure they are compliant.

    PRESENTERS:

    Kathleen R. Barrow, Partner – Jackson Lewis LLP

    Kathleen has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans for fifteen years.  She has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the U.S. Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration and has assisted employers in defending plan audits.  Kathleen is a member of the Jackson Lewis Health care Reform Task Force. 

     Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Patner – Jackson Lewis LLP

    Joseph is a Partner in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis LLP.  He leads the firm’s Privacy, Social Media and Information Management Practice, edits the Firm’s Privacy Blog and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International  Association of Privacy Professionals.  He also is a member of the Employee Benefits Counseling and Litigation Practice Group.

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     Please feel free to watch/listen to this whenever it is convenient for you and your staff. It will be available for you to view for the next 11 months. Your name and email are required for registration. There is no cost however, this webinar has been approved for one credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Once you have viewed the webinar, the last page will provide details on receiving the credit hour.

    These webinars are designed to help keep you up to date on pertinent employee issues. We hope that you find this information valuable.

     If you would like to be removed from our distribution list or if there is someone else in your organization that you would like to receive this, please contact Karen Soule. ksoule@acadiabenefits.com

     

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