Focus Benefits Flash

A Memorial Day Tribute: Robert (Bob) P. Cowie

I met Bob when I moved to phoenix 35 years ago. I was looking for work in insurance and I had a background playing Polo. A friend said, “Bob Cowie needs a Benefits guy. Go to the Polo field and introduce yourself.”. I did that and it led to Bob hiring me and we played Polo together for over 10 years. Continue reading

Is somebody sneaking around your HIPAA privacy rights?

If that does not concern you it should. With just your name and date of birth a company can collect all of your prescription information and then “assume” your overall health status. They then can retain that information and if you show up at some other employer they can update it and reuse the information. All of this is without you ever knowing or approving of it. Continue reading