What to Expect with the End of the Individual Mandate

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) created a tax penalty for individuals who do not have qualifying medical coverage as specified under the law. Many people felt the government was forcing people to buy insurance, whether they wanted it or not. The Individual Mandate was challenged and eventually upheld by the Supreme Court. […]

Cyber Threats & Security – Stay Safe & Stay Compliant

Credit cards with computer chips in them.  New online passwords every 30 days with capital letters and numbers and symbols.  Everywhere we turn these days, companies seem to be going to great new lengths to protect their employees’ and customers’ personal digital information against cyber threats. There’s good reason for that.  Organizations ranging from Home […]

Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

As reported earlier this year, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has increased their audit efforts and are targeting covered entities and business associates. As is often the case with many new government initiatives, it was suspected that hackers would attempt to disguise as an […]

How Will The Amendment One Ruling Impact Employer-Sponsored Health Plans?

On October 10th, a federal district court in the Western District of North Carolina struck down Amendment One as unconstitutional (Amendment One defined marriage in NC as only between one man and one woman, effectively prohibiting same-sex marriages in the state). The case challenging Amendment One was brought by the United Church of Christ, which […]