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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a $16 million settlement with Anthem, the largest settlement ever for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), following cyber attacks resulting in the theft of the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of nearly 79 million individuals.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final regulations that include the agency's annual inflation adjustments to civil money penalties assessed under its regulations, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
On August 15, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2018-42, which extends the deadline to submit on-cycle applications for opinion letters for pre-approved defined contribution plans for the third six-year remedial amendment cycle to December 31, 2018. The deadline was previously October 1, 2018.