What Is Secure Email?
Secure email means that emails with sensitive information in them are encrypted, meaning they are not sent through “open” email channels. Instead the email goes to a secure portal where the email recipient must log in to view the email content.
Why Should I Care?
Passage of the HITECH Act extended HIPPA requirements — for the first time — beyond doctors, hospitals and health insurers to include service providers to the health care industry (such as insurance brokers and agencies). Enforcement of the new law began in February 2010. Infractions, depending on the severity, can result in fines ranging from $100 to $50,000 for each violation.
In order to protect your clients’ information and stay in compliance with this new law, CareValue has implemented a secure email solution from Zix Corporation, which automatically encrypts any emails with sensitive information in them.
How Can I Protect Myself?
You can get secure email service from Zix Corporation and begin protecting yourself and your clients. Go to www.zixencryption.com for more information.
Note: CareValue is not charging for this service. It is purchased directly through Zix.
How Can I Open Secure Email from CareValue?
Emails from CareValue that contain sensitive information — such as Social Security numbers, account numbers or member IDs — will be encrypted.
When you receive a secure email from CareValue, follow these instructions
1. Open the email in your inbox with the subject line “zix secure” and locate the link to the CareValue Portal.
5. To log into your account later, visit https://securemail-carevalue.com