How HIPAA protects workers’ medical information

In order to safeguard workers’ medical information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 ensures that covered entities and business associates strictly abide by rules for handling critical information.

  • Workers’ health information should be protected and prevented from being unnecessarily revealed by covered entities and business associates.
  • Only the necessary information should be accessible to covered entities.
  • Procedures in accessing workers’ health information should be established and covered entities should educate employees in protecting critical information.

Sadly, even though HIPAA was established to protect workers’ health information, many are still having problems being reimbursed for their long-term disability benefits. If you are experiencing this, an Indiana-based lawyer at the Hankey Law Office may advocate for you. Call us today at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.