John S. Conniff is an attorney admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon. He attended Seattle University undergraduate and earned his law degree from Seattle University. He served as counsel to the Washington State Legislature, was Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Health care and now practices law in his own firm concentrating on health, insurance, and business matters.

Health Information Security – Credit for Trying

Last year, Congress directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take into consideration efforts by organizations subject to HIPAA security standards (“covered entities” and “business associates”) to implement “recognized security practices” whenever HHS determines fines and other remedies for HIPAA security violations. …the Secretary shall consider whether the covered entity or business…


How Much Did You Earn?

When a traditional marketplace changes and we save money, we cheer it as “disruptive innovation.” That was one of the big ideas behind the Affordable Care Act (ACA) healthcare marketplace and Exchanges like Washington’s Healthplanfinder.  Buy direct and save; avoid sales commissions. Be your own insurance broker or ask a “navigator.” But, as the Harvard…