Michael W. Hubbard, a partner with Smith Anderson, and Karen E. Glover of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, have co-authored the HIPAA Privacy and Security Manual for Employers, published by ActiveHIPAA, Inc. This manual is designed for employers with self-funded health plans and protected health information. The manual includes a reference guide to facilitate gap analysis, 10-step action plan, sample set of privacy forms, policies and procedures essential for HIPAA compliance, an interactive CD-ROM digital library containing over 150 customizable documents, and an employee training tool in VHS or DVD. The HIPAA Privacy and Security Manual for Employers is designed to be self implementing. Step-by-step implementation tips are included throughout the manual, addressing issues of particular concern to employers.