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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandates that you have the right to receive a certificate of prior health coverage since July 1, 1996. You may need to provide other documentation for earlier periods of health care coverage. If your new health care plan excludes coverage for pre-existing conditions, you will need to provide a certificate or other documentation of your previous coverage. To get a certificate, contact your prior health insurance provider or call their toll-free customer service hot line. The certificate should be provided to you promptly. You may also request certificates for any dependents, including your spouse, who were enrolled under your health coverage.

HIPAA also mandated significant changes in the laws and regulations governing the provision of health benefits, the delivery and payment of health care services, and the security and confidentiality of individually identifiable, protected health information in written, electronic, or oral formats.

Ivy Tech endeavors to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of individually identifiable health information and protected health information (PHI) for all employees. We strive to fulfill this responsibility in accordance with state and federal statutes and regulations.

 

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