David Barron Discusses Employee Privacy Protection in SHRM

Monday, July 20, 2015

David Barron, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses the privacy protections employees have regarding personal information, such as HIPAA, which requires health plans, health providers and health care clearinghouses to keep an individual’s protected health information confidential. “The law does protect the privacy of medical records, but the employer, especially where self-insured, has a right to know certain data, like the costs of claims,” David said. “Sharing such information beyond the sphere of those who have a need to know — for example, making a public statement regarding an employee’s medical condition — would be a different story.”

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David L. Barron

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