The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.
A bill recently cleared the House that is designed to help employers form association health plans (AHPs), including plans that cross state lines. The Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101), sponsored by Reps. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Tim Walberg (R-MI), passed on March 22 by a vote of 236 to 175.
Legislation introduced by a key House Republican would largely negate the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) wellness program rules, which plan sponsors have criticized for adding a duplicative layer of regulation to earlier standards set by other agencies.
A plan sponsor organization is asking the Trump administration for immediate relief from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer reporting requirements.
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