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Fraker, Crain Moderate SPBA Conference Sessions

09/22/17

  10:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 274 words,  
Categories: Security, Third party administration, Compliance, MedBen Employees

Fraker, Crain Moderate SPBA Conference Sessions

SPBA Fraker

MedBen Vice President of Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer Caroline Fraker was among the session moderators at the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) Fall Conference on September 13-15, 2017. Fraker has served as a SPBA board member since 2014.

Also lending his technical expertise to the conference was Wendell Crain, MedBen Director of Security, Infrastructure and Web Development, whose involvement and insights were specifically requested by the event organizers.

Fraker acted as moderator for the "Plan and TPA Targeted Litigation" session. Its objective was to help third party administrators in attendance better understand where legal vulnerabilities may exist for self-funded plan sponsors.

“With ever-increasing regulatory oversight and more complicated plan designs, it is important for plan sponsors to be aware of current litigation targeting their plans,” Fraker said. “MedBen takes compliance seriously and is always seeking information relevant to our clients.”

SPBA Crain

Crain also served as a moderator, leading a session about the implementation of HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance) certification, a form of security compliance that enables the proper storage, access and exchange of regulated data. Set guidelines relating to levels of security must be met to earn certification.

"Ensuring that these measures are in place is a difficult and time-consuming process, but worth it for your security and for the security of your customers... and for defeating those who would try to get at your data," Crain said.

Additionally, Crain co-paneled a breakout session with fellow information technology specialists to share their experiences regarding the implementation of security protocols.

Formed in 1975, SPBA strives to advance the goals of benefits administrators as well as to provide advice that helps members better serve their clients and plans.

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