Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996″

HIPAA Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of [heath] medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes
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With Health Care Reform, we anticipate that this page will be HISTORICAL.

Privacy – HIPAA

http://www.quotit.net/eproIFP/webPages/infoEntry/InfoEntryZip.asp?license_no=0596610

http://healthreformquotes.com/health-care-reform-faqs/erisa/

Wikipedia on HIPAA

 ♦ Instant Guaranteed Issue Quotes

More on HIPAA after COBRA – HISTORICAL

HIPPA General Information (cms.gov/)

Overview

The HIPAA Law and Related Information

Rule Making Process (creating and publishing regulations)

Privacy and Security Standards

Compliance Deadlines

Are You a Covered Entity?

http://web.archive.org/web/20100804002136/http://www.cms.gov/HIPAAGenInfo/Downloads/CoveredEntitycharts.pdf
Other HIPAA Resources

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996 (Public Law 104-191, 104th Congress) (Findlaw)

http://hippo.findlaw.com/hipaa.html#Anchor2

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Federal REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
TITLE 42 > CHAPTER 6A > SUBCHAPTER XXV
Part A—Group Market Reforms

  • subpart 1—portability, access,andrenewability requirements
    • § 300gg. Increased portability through limitation on preexisting condition exclusions
    • § 300gg-1. Prohibiting discrimination against individual participants and beneficiaries based on health status
  • subpart 2—other requirements
  • subpart 3—provisions applicable only to health insurance issuers
  • subpart 4—exclusion of plans; enforcement; preemption

Part B—Individual Market Rules

  • subpart 1—portability, access,andrenewability requirements
    • § 300gg-41. Guaranteed availability of individual health insurance coverage to certain individuals with prior group coverage
    • http://www.steveshorr.com/hipaa_after_cobra/index.htm
    • § 300gg-42. Guaranteed renewability of individual health insurance coverage
    • § 300gg-43. Certification of coverage
    • § 300gg-44. State flexibility in individual market reforms
    • § 300gg-45. Relief for high risk pools
  • subpart 2—other requirements
  • subpart 3—general provisions

Part C—Definitions; Miscellaneous Provisions

California HIPAA  – Insurance Portability and Accountability Implementation Act of 2001
Health & Safety Code §130300 – 130317

Office of HIPAA Implementation

HHS  FAQ’s

ERISA

HHS FAQ’s

http://web.archive.org/web/20110611024452/http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov:80/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=e46da7169dc9db98a57461c30d1115bf&rgn=div5&view=text&node=29:9.1.3.12.14&idno=29

California Code of Regulations

CA Letter enforcing that all COBRA contracts must inform about HIPAA Section 1366.35(i):

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fshipaa.html

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-104publ191/pdf/PLAW-104publ191.pdf

 

Other pages in the COBRA Section

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