The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as Kassebaum-Kennedy,
after the two senators who spearheaded the bill. Passed in 1996 to help people
buy and keep health insurance, even when they have serious health conditions,
the law sets basic requirements that health plans must meet. Since states can
and have modified and expanded upon these provisions, consumers' protections
vary from state to state.
Privacy Notice Information:
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MVCC Professional Association Benefits Fund Privacy Notice
What PA members should know about HIPAA
by Sue Bice
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the article PA Member, Sue Bice, wrote for the Dec 2003 issue of Panorama regarding