Protections Afforded by HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was established to protect workers with preexisting medical conditions from being denied claim benefits.

Under HIPAA rules, certain policyholders’ information is kept private. This includes the following:

  • The information in the medical record of a policyholder.
  • Any communications or conversations between a policyholder and medical practitioners.
  • Any digital information of a policyholder stored in the computer of insurance company.
  • Policyholders’ billing transactions in their respective clinics.
  • Policyholders’ medical information that is held by health firms covered by HIPAA.

Though HIPAA is in place to protect policyholders from being denied medical coverage, many people find themselves facing difficulty getting the long-term disability care and insurance they need. To get help in such a situation, talk with our Indiana lawyers at the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.