WellPoint Settlement: A Warning For HIPAA-Covered Entities

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Managed care company WellPoint Inc. recently entered a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security rules, which related to a 2009-2010 security breach of an Internet-based consumer application database.

WellPoint entered into the resolution agreement on behalf of the health plans under its ownership or control and agreed on July 8, 2013, to pay the HHS $1.7 million to settle the alleged violations. Its affiliated health plans...
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