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Published 01/21/2021
By Bruce D. Armon, Samantha Gross
Industries Health Care | HIPAA / Health Information Privacy and Security
In one of the final health care-related actions by the Trump Administration, on January 15, 2021, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Excellus Health Plan, Inc. agreed to pay $5.1 million dollars and implement a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. Excellus is a New York State-based health insurer that provides health insurance coverage to more than 1.5 million people. On September 9, 2015, Excellus...
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Published 01/19/2021
By Michael A. Finio
Industries Insurance
​On January 13, 2021, President Trump signed the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020” ( " CHIRA” - H.B. 1418, now Public Law 116-327 .) which partially repealed the 1940s-era “business of insurance” exemption [1] from the antitrust laws. While certain specific activities are not included in the repeal, CHIRA generally eliminates the exemption for the “business of health insurance (including the business of dental insurance and limited-scope dental benefits).” Clearly, the immediate sea change – the elimination of the antitrust exemption – is of significance, but opining just yet...
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Published 01/15/2021
Services Cybersecurity and Privacy
Blog Post
Published 01/15/2021
By Michael P. Cianfichi, Antoinette Theodossakos
Services : Labor and Employment
Alert
Published 01/14/2021
By Sarah Lockwood (Sally) Church, Dasha G. Brockmeyer, Paul A. Kasicky
Services Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
​If you maintain a 401(k) plan (“Plan”), Section 112 of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (“SECURE Act”) imposes new rules for Plan participation by your part-time employees if they work at least 500 hours over three consecutive 12-month periods and satisfy any applicable age requirement. These new rules impose new recordkeeping requirements for your Plan beginning January 1, 2021 . Here are the highlights: Under pre-SECURE Act eligibility rules, a Plan could exclude any part-time employee who did not complete at least 1,000 hours of service in any...
Article
Published 01/14/2021
Industries Cannabis Law
Alert
Published 01/13/2021
By Bruce D. Armon, Samantha R. Gross
Industries Health Care | HIPAA / Health Information Privacy and Security
In its first enforcement action of 2021, on January 12th, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced it settled with Banner Health its fourteenth enforcement action as part of its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative (the “Initiative”). OCR announced the Initiative in 2019 to ensure individuals can easily and timely access their health information at a reasonable cost under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy Rule. In 2020, OCR announced eleven settlements as part of the Initiative including...
Blog Post
Published 01/13/2021
By Alexander Reich
Services : Labor and Employment
Podcast episode
Published 01/12/2021

In this episode, host Jonathan Havens, co-chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Food, Beverage and Agribusiness (FBA) Practice, speaks with Tony Pavel, Senior Food Lawyer and Global Food Law Team Leader at Cargill, a global food, agricultural, financial and industrial products company. These former colleagues discuss how food law has grown more complicated over the years, particularly in relation to FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), traceability, the increasing globalization of supply chains, and consumers demanding labeling transparency and vast product information. They also discuss potential regulatory changes on the horizon given both technological advances in data-driven areas, such as rapid testing, and the beginning of the Biden Administration. 

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