HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule increasing the civil monetary penalties for violations of laws enforced by HHS, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules. Each year, HHS is required to adjust these penalties for inflation to improve …

ACA Reporting Deadlines Are Approaching

Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting deadlines are approaching soon under Section 6055 and Section 6056 for the 2019 calendar year. Reporting entities must: File returns with the Internal Revenue System (IRS) by February 28, 2020 if filing on paper (or March 31, 2020 if filing electronically); and Furnish 2019 Forms …