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HIPAA Breach Affects Many Western New York School Districts

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Recently, a national BlueCross BlueShield affiliate, Anthem, Inc., discovered that its information technology systems was hacked. The information believed to have been accessed includes names, member ID numbers, dates of birth, addresses, social security numbers, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and employment information, including income data. Many local school districts’ group health plans were affected by… Continue Reading

School Districts Beware: Stand-Alone 105(h) Plans Generally Prohibited

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Under guidance published by both the Labor and Treasury Departments, beginning with the 2014 plan year, employers (including school districts) may no longer utilize stand-alone general purpose Health Reimbursement Accounts (“HRAs,” also commonly known as 105(h) plans) for current employees. An HRA will generally not be permitted unless it is integrated with a group health… Continue Reading