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HIPAA Online Resources

November 1, 1998
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Feeling overwhelmed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act? Here is a list of useful online resources to get you well on your way.
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Carrying the Weight of the HIPAA-potamus

November 1, 1998
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act may be one of the broadest -- if not overfed -- pieces of legislation passed in recent years. Yet enforcers are serious. Lift the burden by reviewing the basics.
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Model Certificate Group Health Coverage

November 1, 1998
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This is a sample of the questions on the certificate that must be given to employees when they leave their jobs and is used to prove prior coverage.
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Genetic Testing Pushes Buttons

July 1, 1998
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As more employers consider the use of genetic testing, HR professionals should expect a variety of reactions-from fear to distrust and anger.
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Insuring Genetic Protection

July 1, 1997
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One of the most contentious areas of genetic testing promises to center on insurance.
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Genetic Testing Put Policies in Place

July 1, 1997
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As HR professionals grapple with an array of legal, ethical and cultural issues related to genetic testing, many also find themselves pondering in what ways genetic testing fits into the benefits package.
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Genetic Testing Should You Be Afraid It's No Joke

July 1, 1997
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As scientists map the genetic structure of the human body, the effects are rippling through the workplace. HR must understand the ramifications in order to make prudent decisions.
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Domestic Partner Benefits San Francisco States Its Case

June 1, 1997
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An outline of the mandate provided by the City of San Francisco explaining what the law is intended—and not intended—to do.
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San Francisco's Mandate Forces Domestic-partner Benefits Mainstream

June 1, 1997
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A new San Francisco law requires city contractors to offer employees domestic-partner benefits -- and has stirred up a wind of change that's blowing across the country.
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Don’t Make Benefits Promises Your Company Can’t Keep

November 1, 1996
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The Varity Supreme Court case ruling implies that if a company acting as a plan fiduciary misleads workers about benefits under ERISA, employees can sue for individual relief. There can be even bigger implications.
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