Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Stolen Laptop Triggers $1.55 Million Fine for HIPAA Violation

Actually, it was “only” a potential violation of privacy and data security rules imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) for which North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota (“NMHC”) agreed to pay $1.55 million. The violation alleged by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) … Continue Reading

The New Health Care Tax Credit: Another Reason to Get Worker Classification Right

Independent contractor vs. employee is an issue that never seems to go away for many employers. It’s been a regular topic on this blog since 2007. Now there’s a new concern about employee classification on the horizon. It’s an outgrowth of the Affordable Care Act. Case in point: “small employers” who may be eligible for … Continue Reading