HIPAA Privacy Requirements
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and HIPAA's implementing regulations, Title 45, Parts 160 and 164, of the Code of Federal Regulations (Privacy and Security Rules), require that all group health plans comply with the requirements for protecting personally identifiable health information of plan participants and their dependents.
The Boon Group®, and its wholly owned subsidiaries, are committed to protecting the personally identifiable health information of all plan participants and their dependents, and adhere to the requirements of the federal HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules as well as state privacy laws. The Boon Group has its own designated in-house counsel Privacy and Security Officer to oversee compliance with these laws and regulations.
While The Boon Group is not an entity that is directly regulated by federal and state privacy laws, its subsidiaries serve as business associates to group health plans, including insurance issuers. The Boon Group has entered into the necessary agreements with such entities to protect all personally identifiable health information that it may receive, and to treat such information in a confidential manner.
The Boon Group has developed privacy and security policies and procedures, which are enforced by the Privacy and Security Officers. All Boon Group employees are required to undergo Privacy and Security Training within sixty days of their date of hire.
Additionally, all claims payments and customer service operations related to claims that are performed by Contractors Employee Benefits Administration, Inc. (CEBA®), and Foundation Benefits Administrators, Inc.(FBA) a wholly owned subsidiaries of The Boon Group, Inc., are handled in facilities that are physically secured, separate and apart from any other functions of The Boon Group subsidiaries.
If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the compliance efforts of The Boon Group as related to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules or state privacy laws, or any information as to how these laws and regulations may affect your group health plan, please contact us.