Janet Farrer is an associate in the Austin office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.


Review health risk assessment use under new GINA rules

December 01, 2009

Financial incentives and penalties are no longer permitted when genetic information is requested on health risk assessments

Political maneuvering misses the point on rising costs

November 01, 2009

Few are paying attention to the cost curve and the potential for state to enact their own reform measures

Silent PPOs under scrutiny

October 01, 2009

Model legislation adopted by NCOIL provides that the third party accessing the contract must comply with contacting terms

Employer-mandated spending requirement challenged

August 01, 2009

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association argues that contributions to San Francisco's Health Access Program under a 2006 ordinance are preempted by ERISA

Proposed HIPSA Legislation Intends to Tighten Privacy Rules

January 01, 2008

Sens. Leahy and Kennedy have introduced the Health Information Privacy and Security Act of 2007 (HIPSA), which if enacted into law, would require HHS to revise HIPAA.

Understand choice, implications of law principles

December 01, 2007

Choice of law issues arising from coverage disputes of both individual and group insurance policies many times determine which party will prevail on the merits of a particular case. Also, in today's mobile economy, insurance transactions frequently cross state boundaries.