Employees at Worth Higgins & Associates follow appropriate safeguards to preserve the integrity and confidentiality of our customers’ sensitive information.

    For secure transfer of electronic files, customers are encourage to use the FTP page on this website. Our data backup protocol ensures that a retrievable copy of confidential or proprietary electronic files is created and maintained. An access management program guards against the unauthorized access, alteration or destruction of confidential information and supporting systems and applications. Proper custody and destruction of all confidential information after it is no longer needed (including shredding of paper and erasing of electronic data) is conducted in accordance with best practice.

    HIPAA Certification

    Worth Higgins & Associates complies with HIPAA regulations designed to guard the security, confidentiality and integrity of Protected Health Information. Employees in customer service, mail shop and Worth Digital have all earned HIPAA certification and follow a standard protocol for handling PHI files.

    Cardholder Security

    Procedures for the secure processing of cardholder data at Worth Higgins & Associates are in compliance with PCI SSC Data Security Standards. The Security Standards Council establishes best practices to mitigate data breaches and prevent payment cardholder data fraud. The PCI standard is a framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources to help ensure the safe handling of cardholder information at every step, including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents.