EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Compliance at Your Fingertips: EBIA’s Benefits Compliance Library     

   July 12, 2018

You can rely on EBIA to keep you up-to-date on the ever-changing compliance requirements for employee benefits. We provide expert analysis on a broad range of topics, with practical tips that will help you comply with the complex rules. Here are some of the latest enhancements to our Health Care Reform and Fringe Benefits publications: … Read More

OCR’s Cybersecurity Newsletter Explains Importance of Software Patches

   July 12, 2018

OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter: Guidance on Software Vulnerabilities and Patching (June 2018) Available at https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/june-2018-newsletter-software-patches.pdf In its June 2018 cybersecurity newsletter, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) highlights the importance of keeping computer software up-to-date and installing the latest patches to address security vulnerabilities to electronic protected health information (PHI). OCR notes that … Read More

Court Rules on Coverage of Lactation Services

   July 12, 2018

Condry v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., 2018 WL 3203046 (N.D. Cal. 2018) A federal court has ruled in favor of health plan participants who sued their insurer and claims administrator for coverage of lactation support and counseling services. As background, insurers and non-grandfathered group health plans must provide coverage without cost-sharing for certain preventive services (including lactation … Read More