April 30, 2014
US Marketplace Agency, specializing in Affordable Care Act analysis for insurance agent and broker clients, will offer Total HIPAA Compliance’s HIPAA 2.0 for Agents and Brokers to its clients in conjunction with its onsite consulting. Total HIPAA’s materials fulfill the HIPAA training and HIPAA compliance requirements enforced by Health and Human Services (HHS) for all insurance agents and brokers that see PHI.
US Marketplace identified the need for HIPAA compliance and training through their presentations to broker groups in Georgia. “Many brokers are aware of the need to be HIPAA compliant; however, they have been busy with early renewals and all the changes impacting the industry through the Affordable Care Act implementation,” explained owner and consultant, Dan Trzos.
In addition to making Georgia brokers aware of the Total HIPAA package, as of May 1, 2014, US Marketplace will offer HIPAA compliance analysis.
“Agents and brokers need to be aware of the risk they are taking if they do not become HIPAA compliant,” Trzos added. “HHS announces penalties weekly; hopefully, agents will pay attention now that ACA is settling down,” Trzos concluded.
The HIPAA 2.0 for Agents and Brokers packages are intuitive, thorough, and ideal for small– and medium–size agencies. Agents can complete the compliance templates and then request legal counsel review the documents—saving thousands of dollars. Total HIPAA also provides HIPAA compliance and training packages for employers that offer health insurance to employees and for business associates such as IT vendors, cloud storage companies and shredding companies.
Total HIPAA’s HIPAA 2.0 Compliance Documents are Word™ templates that are easy to modify. The three separate packages include Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures, Business Associate Agreements, Notice of Privacy Practices and sample documents to use in case of a breach, as well as 35+ documents needed to meet the HIPAA guidelines.
“In 2013 more than 7 million people had their Protected Health Information compromised, which is an increase of over 137% from 2012. Health and Human Services is auditing both covered entities and business associates and levying major fines for non-compliance with HIPAA. Total HIPAA’s HIPAA 2.0 for Agents and Brokers makes compliance and training easy and can help prepare insurance agents and brokers so HIPAA violations are less likely,” commented Jan Karn, President, Total HIPAA Compliance.
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Total HIPAA Compliance prepares health insurance agents, HR professionals, Privacy and Security Officers, healthcare professionals and subcontractors of business associates to meet federally mandated HIPAA Omnibus compliance regulations. With more than 100 years of combined regulatory, educational, professional management and health care experience, our staff prepares and delivers educational products and communications training in a variety of media that best meets the needs of individual learners. See more at: www.TotalHIPAA.com.
View the press release here- http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11804652.htm