Compliancy Group Helps Navigate New Hampshire Insurance Data Security Law

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With the enactment of the New Hampshire Insurance Data Security Law, going into effect on January 1, 2020, Compliancy Group is preparing New Hampshire businesses comply with The New Hampshire Insurance Data Security Law while also satisfying HIPAA compliance.

“If you possess PHI, and have established and maintained compliant HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Breach Notification Rule programs and procedures, the New Hampshire law deems you to automatically be in compliance with its requirements with respect to that PHI."

The New Hampshire Insurance Data Security Law was enacted to bolster security efforts surrounding sensitive information. The law requires organizations to create an Information Security Program (ISP) to manage cybersecurity. Organizations must implement a security program that accurately identifies risk factors and adopts advanced security practices. This includes encryption, multi-factor authentication (MFA), employee training, vendor management, and developing an incident response plan.

Comply with HIPAA and The New Hampshire Insurance Data Security Law

New Hampshire’s new law does however have a provision included known as the safe harbor provision. The safe harbor provision exempts HIPAA compliant organizations from the law provided they submit a written statement confirming their HIPAA compliance and that they safeguard any other nonpublic information with the same measures as protected health information (PHI).

Compliancy Group has all that a healthcare entity needs to comply with the law built in their proprietary software The Guard™. The cloud-based platform includes employee training, vendor management, and customized incident response plans. To address cybersecurity requirements Compliancy Group has partnered with Managed Service Providers (MSP) and IT security specialists to ensure that clients subject to the new law are compliant.

Compliancy Group will advise clients on what measures they need to implement, beyond HIPAA requirements, to satisfy the law. There will also be an educational series released to keep all clients informed on state laws that they may be subject to.

“If you’re a licensee, you possess PHI, and have established and maintained compliant HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Breach Notification Rule programs and procedures, the New Hampshire law deems you to automatically be in compliance with its requirements with respect to that PHI."

About Compliancy Group:
Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that healthcare professionals can confidently run their practice. The Guard™ is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution. Users are guided by our team of expert Compliance Coaches™ to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain™ total HIPAA compliance. Visit https://compliancy-group.com or call 855.854.4722 to learn how simple compliance can be.

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