Final HIPAA Regulations Impact Group Health Plans

May 29, 2013

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) sets forth rules to protect the privacy and security of individuals’ health information that is held by “covered entities,” such as group health plans. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued comprehensive final regulations (the “Regulations”) that revise and expand the privacy and security protections under HIPAA and also finalize the civil enforcement and breach notification rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”).

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