Health insurance coverage is an important need for everyone, and without coverage, life could be crippling—both physically and financially. HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was enacted to help employees secure health care while keeping their personal healthcare information private—along with helping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system. Today, we’ll discuss HIPAA’s different aspects and how the law is there for you when it comes to your health and privacy.
Why “HIPAA—What Employees Should Know” Matters:
At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
- How HIPAA helps when you lose eligibility
- How HIPAA protects your rights HIPAA’s Privacy Rule What, when, and how your information is protected
- HIPAA was created to provide and promote quality health care, while keeping your personal health information private.
- Know what group plans can and can’t do under HIPAA.
- Be proactive when it comes to making sure your personal health information is protected: Get a copy of your health records, check it, and know who’s seen it.
- Know your rights! Your health information is protected by federal law.