HIPAA And Employee Benefit Plans

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations must be followed by benefits plans that fall under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). These regulations can further complicate an already complex process. Experienced legal counsel who can help your labor organization navigate this area of the law is essential.

The attorneys at the New York-based law firm of Marrinan & Mazzola Mardon, P.C., have been representing private sector unions for more than 50 years. We can help ensure compliance with HIPAA and ERISA requirements to help avoid potential legal problems. To learn more about our legal practice, call us at 212-425-3240.

Protecting Patient Privacy

At its core, the purpose of HIPAA is to ensure that a person's private medical information is not made public or otherwise disclosed to a person or entity that is not that person's health care provider. Health care plans are subject to HIPAA because a person's confidential information may be revealed if a person makes a claim or has to take medical leave. The increased reliance on electronic information and medical records has made compliance with HIPAA more important than ever.

There is no getting around the fact that these regulations are complicated. If you are a labor organization that provides or contributes to a benefit plan for its members, it is important to ensure that your plan is in compliance with HIPAA and ERISA. Our lawyers can help draft, review and amend these plans as needed.

Contact Us To Find Out How We Can Help Your Labor Organization

To learn more about the legal services we provide to private sector unions, call us at 212-425-3240. You may also contact us online.