• Online, Self-Paced
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course in an annual briefing on the impact of HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus on Insurance Broker-Agents This is recommended for all Insurance Broker-Agents having access to protected health information (PHI) and who need awareness training in HIPAA privacy and security rules. Targeted audience for this course is any single individual who works for an organization that provides health insurance brokerage or administration services for employer group health plans, examples Insurance Brokers, Insurance Agents, Benefits Management Services, Third Party Administrators.

Learning Objectives

  • Refresher on HIPAA
    • Definition: Health information
    • Health Information: Sets and Subsets
    • Covered Entities
    • Business Associates
    • Contracting Arrangements
    • Information Covered: Privacy Rule
    • Information Covered: Security Rule
    • Minimum Necessary
    • Required Retention Documentation
    • Civil Penalties
    • Criminal Penalties
    • HIPAA Security Rule – Overview
    • Administrative Standards
    • Additional Standards
    • Rules for the BA’s
    • Business Associate Contracts
    • Business Associate: BA Agreements
  • Business Associate Close-Up: Insurance Broker-Agents
    • Business Associate: Health Plan Broker/Agents
    • Examples of potential exposures:
    • Examples of required steps and possible solutions:
    • Points to remember
  • Yesterday: Review: Breaches & Fines
    • Previous Breaches & Fines
    • Lessons – Learned?
    • Ramifications
    • Documentation
    • Event Response & Risk Assessment
  • Tomorrow: What the Future May Hold
    • Audits: Planned Approach & Expectations
    • Outcomes and Trends
  • Summary
  • Next Steps

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Incident Response
  • Training, Education, and Awareness
  • Risk Management