What is the HIPAA Notice and what are the requirements for providing it to employees?

Employee Benefits Corporation has a great article listing the notices that employers are required to provide to their employees: http://www.ebcflex.com/Education/ComplianceBuzz/tabid/1140/ArticleID/630/What-Employer-Notices-Are-In-Your-Open-Enrollment-Toolkit.aspx

Here’s what the article says about the HIPAA Notice:

  • Notice of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Special Enrollment Rights. Employers must provide each eligible employee with this notice at or prior to open enrollment. This notice may be incorporated into the plan’s SPD.

Model language for HIPAA Notice

The DOL provides model language for the HIPAA Special Enrollment Notice as well as other notices here: https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/publications/compliance-assistance-guide-appendix-c.pdf

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