HIPAA Principles and Provisions (Updated)

Course Overview
HIPAA Principles and Provisions examine the genesis of many of the legislation's provisions in the National Uniform Billing Committee and in earlier attempts to impose healthcare reform. It considers the changes the legislation made in the rules applicable to group and individual health insurance plans with respect to the imposition of pre-existing conditions exclusions and the insurer's ability to decline to offer coverage, changes that provided a conceptual basis for the more significant changes implemented under the Affordable Care Act.

Archer medical savings accounts (MSAs) – the pilot program that acted as a precursor to health savings accounts (HSAs) – are explained. The important MSA issues relating to eligibility, permissible contributions and the tax treatment of contributions and distributions are examined.

In addition to a discussion of HIPAA's early attempt to change some of the traditional health insurance underwriting rules, the simplification of healthcare administration contained in Title II of the legislation is also examined. In so doing, HIPAA's requirements concerning electronic transactions, security, national provider identifiers (NPI) and privacy of protected health information are examined.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:
  • Recognize the early efforts at healthcare reform;
  • Identify the contribution and other limits applicable to medical savings accounts;
  • Recognize the requirements for medical savings account eligibility;
  • Determine how to apply the tax rules to medical savings account contributions and distributions;
  • Identify the entities directly impacted by the HIPAA's administrative simplification provisions; and
  • Recognize the security and privacy regulations imposed by HIPAA regulations on personal health information.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


    Speaker / Author:

    Paul J. Winn CLU ChFC

    B.A. (Philosophy), St. John's University (1961 – 1964) Law School, University of Virginia (1964 – 1965) MBA program Binghamton University (1986-1989)
    CLU (1985)
    ChFC (1987)

    Thirty years in the life insurance and investment industry (1965 – 1995). Nineteen years as a financial writer, editor and trainer (1995 – 2014).

    Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
    Product developer
    Compensation officer
    Sales manager

    Security Mutual Life Insurance Company
    General agent
    Marketing vice president
    Agency vice president
    Vice president - strategic planning officer

    Principal Financial Group
    Agency Manager

    Maryland Financial Corporation

    Freelance Writer & Editor
    Published book author.
    Writer & editor of major mutual life insurance company’s agent training university. Creator of more than 200 insurance, securities and tax training courses in online, print and scripted classroom formats.

    Insurance Industry Involvement
    Member, Board of Directors, Baltimore Chapter of CLU & ChFC
    Chairman of Continuing Education, Baltimore Chapter of CLU & ChFC
    Moderator, GAMA Agency Managers Training Course (AMTC) Baltimore
    Member, Board of Directors, Southern Tier (NY) Chapter of CLU & ChFC
    President, Southern Tier (NY) Chapter of CLU & ChFC 1987-1989
    Member/Secretary, Advisory Board to New York State Insurance Department 1985-1989

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Windows or Mac OS

    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $99.80


    Course Code : 99WIN06-v2

    Length : 3hr 20min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Specialized Knowledge

    Theme : Miscellaneous

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