Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


February 1, 2013

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Legislative Update: HHS Releases HIPAA / HITECH Omnibus Final Rule
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released its final rule on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The final rule modifies HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules.
Learn about the changes.

Legislative Update: Federal Government Delays Exchange Notification Requirement for Employers, Issues Guidance on HRAs
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services (HHS) and Treasury released an FAQ providing guidance on Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions. These include delaying the employer deadline to notify employees about Health Insurance Exchanges, and questions about Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA).
Find out more.

Legislative Update: January 2013 Legislative Highlights Available
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois creates Legislative Highlights to help you stay current on the Affordable Care Act and other legislative issues that affect your company the most. The latest highlight sheet summarizes the most current legislative updates through mid-January 2013. Topics include: ACA fees that take effect Jan. 1, 2014; HHS' FAQs on Exchanges, Market Reforms and Medicaid; ACA-Related Proposed Rule on Employer Shared Responsibility; and more. The highlights will be posted in Blue Access for EmployersSM soon.

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Pained by Over-the-Counter Choices?
Store shelves are crowded with choices for aches and pains. Although nonprescription pain relievers are generally safe, they are serious drugs that can also do harm.
Share these tips for choosing the right pain reliever.

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