Tag: HIPAA

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Anthem Hit with $16M Judgement in Record HIPAA Settlement

Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to settle HIPAA allegations related to the historic data breach the insurer suffered in 2015. The record amount of the resolution agreement, announced October 15 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is nearly triple the previous high of $5.5 million.

HIPAA Compliance and Data Security

The keys for plan sponsors to avoid penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other liability that may come with data breaches, were discussed by HIPAA experts in a recent webinar.

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HIPAA Doesn’t Exempt Sharing Cybersecurity Information

The privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does not exempt the sharing of information on cyber threat indicators, so HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates may not share protected health information (PHI) for this purpose unless HIPAA otherwise allows it, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned […]