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2021 Adjustments to HIPAA Penalties and More

2021 Adjustments to HIPAA Penalties and More

At the end of November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced inflation adjustments for HIPAA penalties and a few others. Group health plan sponsors and other entities who violate any rules of HIPAA will see a penalty increase of 1.182%.

HIPAA is broken down into four tiers of violations, categorized by level of culpability, with minimum and maximum penalty amounts for each and an annual cap for multiple breaches of an identical HIPAA provision. We've outlined these changes for you:

Minimum Penalties

2021

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Vaccine Mandates and Religious Exemptions

Vaccine Mandates and Religious Exemptions

Vaccine mandates are a hot topic at the moment after the Biden administration announced that all government employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Medcom wanted to take some time to discuss a few critical details about mandates as they relate to employers and potential religious exemptions for employees. Earlier this week, Michelle Barki, our Senior Legal Counsel, presented a webinar on this topic. The webinar is available by clicking this link: View Vaccine Webinar.

What is a Religious Exemption?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion,...

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New ERISA Supreme Plus Compliance Package

New ERISA Supreme Plus Compliance Package

The Medcom Benefit Solution's Health & Welfare Compliance team recently announced the launch of our new ERISA Supreme Plus Package! The offering is designed to cater to you and your client's compliance needs by tuning into the pain points and providing clear, easy-to-utilize solutions.

Compliance Needs:

Compliance has become a critical component of the employee benefits field

Smaller groups are paying more attention

The scope and complexity of compliance requirements continue to grow

Your clients' compliance challenges are growing

The financial risk continues to grow ...

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The Medcom Bridge: Phase II

The Medcom Bridge: Phase II

Welcome to Phase II of the Medcom Compliance Bridge! Our team worked hard to enhance the Bridge platform to make the experience easy for anyone needing Compliance Services. You’ll want to hear all about this round of updates if you’ve ever used the Bridge or are interested in learning more. But first, if you haven’t heard of the Bridge or used it before and would like to learn more, please get in touch with us at bridge@medcombenefits.com. Our team of experts and our Bridge liaison can set you up with...

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