Friday, March 21, 2014

Puerto Rico Levies $6.8M HIPAA Fine on Insurer

The Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (ASES) will impose a $6.8 million fine on a health insurer over a data breach by one of the insurer's subsidiaries. This fine is larger than any imposed for HIPAA violations by the Heath and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS, OCR).

"The $6.8 million fine represents a fine of $500 per affected individual, as well as an additional $100,000 penalty because the insurance company failed to cooperate with the administration's investigation." ."
- Ricardo Rivera Cardona, executive director, Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration
The ASES said the $6.8 million fine represents a fine of $500 per affected individual, as well as an additional $100,000 penalty because the insurance company failed to cooperate with the administration's investigation.
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Sources:
(a) Puerto Rico Levies $6.8M Fine on Insurer for HIPAA Violations - www.iHealthBeat.org, 02/24/2014

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