HIPAA Security Notice
Employers who sponsor health benefit plans must ensure compliance with new HIPAA security rules. Compliance obligations include implementing, publicizing, and enforcing a security policy, along with a breach notification policy..
New HIPAA Security Rules officially have taken effect for small health plans. Employers who offer health benefits to employees must ensure compliance with the new rules. Compliance obligations include implementing policies, procedures, and notices as required to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (EPHI). Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations, including the new security rules, can result in fines ranging from $100 per violation up to $25,000.00 in a calendar year.
Implementing and publicizing a security policy is a required administrative safeguard under the new regulation. Additionally, covered entities must identify a security official who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the rule. Posting a notice meets notification requirements under the administrative safeguards standard. Our attorney-reviewed HIPAA Security Notice meets minimum policy requirements and includes space to designate a company representative as the primary security official.
Specifications The laminated 8.5" x 11" HIPAA Security Notice posting includes the following critical elements:
- A general policy statement that meets requirements under the administrative safeguards standard.
- A summary of the security rule's major provisions.
- A list of common security safeguards.
- Space to designate a security official as required by the new regulation