New HIPAA Challenges: Implementing the HIPAA Security Rule

January 21, 2005 Advisory

With HIPAA Privacy under our belts, employers now must face the next phase of HIPAA regulatory compliance: the HIPAA Security Rule. As was the case for HIPAA Privacy, all plans that provide or pay for the cost of health care are covered. This includes self-insured and fully insured plans, medical expense reimbursement accounts, and separate dental and vision plans. Covered plans must implement the Security Rule requirements by April 20, 2005 (April 20, 2006 for those health plans with $5 million or less in receipts).