A HIPAA Business Association Agreement (BAA) is a written contract that exposes both the responsibilities of the company and the counterparty with respect to confidential and personally identifiable health information – and differs legally from a confidentiality agreement. 2.7 Subcontractors. Business Associate will require its subcontractors to provide, through a written agreement, sufficient assurance for compliance with the same obligations, limitations and conditions of data protection and security with respect to PPH and ePHI as those applicable to Business Associate through this BAA. Business Associate may forward PHI to other Covered Entity business partners without requiring the written agreement described here. In particular, you have a legal obligation to sign an associate agreement before performing a job. Failure to do so could be a costly mistake. [The agreement could also provide that the counterparty could, at the time of termination, pass on the protected health information to another counterparty of the insured company and/or add conditions relating to a counterparty`s obligations to receive or insure protected health information produced, received or managed by subcontractors.] [Option 2 – Reference to an underlying service agreement, z.B.» «as necessary to provide the services defined in the service agreement.»] Since 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has required thousands of companies in the United States to enter into trade association agreements. [Optional] The covered entity cannot ask the counterparty to use or disclose protected health information in a manner that would not be authorized under Part E of 45 CFR Part 164 if this is done by an insured company. [include an exception if the counterparty uses or discloses protected health information and the agreement contains provisions relating to data aggregation, management and management, as well as the legal responsibilities of the counterparty.] The counterparty agreement is part i – preamble a) Validity date: the effective date of this counterparty agreement (the agreement) is . b. Parties: The parties to this agreement are, (unit subject to insurance), and hcc life insurance company (… This document contains examples of provisions relating to counterparty agreements that help companies and covered counterparties more easily meet the contract requirements for counterparties.