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Are you ready for phase two of HIPAA?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 10, 2016 3:08:33 PM

The second phase of OCR’s (the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights) HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is beginning. Building on the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act passed in 2009, the audits have expanded and modified many of the original HIPAA requirements for the privacy and security of PHI (protected health information). As part of this update, HITECH required that OCR establish a program to periodically audit for HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.

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Topics: Healthcare

What’s on the regulatory horizon for life insurance companies?

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 10, 2016 3:00:58 PM

Following the financial crisis and economic recession of recent years, the life insurance industry is taking a hard look at their current vulnerabilities and risks. The resulting regulations will have a significant impact across all functions of the life insurance industry—and this trend of industry regulation is only anticipated to increase.

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Topics: Life and Disability

The Growing Diversity and Inclusion Mandate

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Apr 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Today’s labor force is experiencing a break-neck evolution. Much as the nation of today looks radically different from that of 1980, so too will the United States of 2050 look very different from that of today. Already, demographic predictions paint a picture of a very different workplace in the near future, as employees “gray,” female professionals outnumber their male counterparts and we transition into a “minority majority” nation. Today’s organizations are now coming face-to-face with an increasingly diverse workforce. This unprecedented and ground-breaking phenomenon has permanently changed the reality of the business world. Further fueling these rapid demographic shifts is increased globalization and connectivity. Together, these trends are the driving force behind the growing diversity and inclusion (D&I) movement. As organizations continue to expand beyond their borders, we can no longer ignore the business case for D&I.

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Topics: Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare

Doctor, Doctor: Uncovering Today’s Wackiest Health Insurance Claims

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 22, 2016 9:46:18 AM

From Christmas tree missiles to insured body parts, we have covered a number of unique insurance policies and claims. But what about in the world of health insurance? With more and more individuals electing into insurance coverage, surely there must be a growing number of exceptional claims. So what are some of the most unusual insurance claims found in the health industry?

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Revive Your Recruitment and Selection Strategies: The Drive to Hire

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This blog entry is part two in Jacobson’s Insurance Recruitment and Selection series, which provides insights into updated recruitment and selection processes and strategies for the modern workplace.

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Topics: Labor Market, Managed Care, Property and Casualty, Life and Disability, Healthcare, Recruitment

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