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Another HIPAA Special Enrollment Deadline Extension – What’s a Group Health Plan to Do?

Just when you thought the confusing COVID-19 ERISA deadline extensions were behind you, the Biden-Harris Administration asks you to reconsider.  Recap – In response to the COVID-19 National Emergency, DOL and Treasury issued guidance requiring benefit plans to extend certain ERISA deadlines related to COBRA continuation coverage, HIPAA special enrollment, and benefit claims and appeals, […]

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Federal Agencies Issue Guidance After Dobbs Ruling

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Xavier Becerra directed HHS agencies to act within their power to protect the rights of patients seeking reproductive care and their providers.  Some of the significant guidance HHS agencies issued in […]

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2017 HIPAA Enforcement – Appears Not To Be Slowing Down

To state the obvious, there has been some uncertainty regarding how the Trump Administration will affect federal agency enforcement efforts.  However, at least, in regard to HIPAA Privacy and Security, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), appears to be unchanging in its previous course. In the first […]

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