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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996. HIPAA was created to benefit working families, and it includes important protections for employees.

On April 14, 2003, the privacy portion (Privacy Rule) of HIPAA became effective. The privacy and security aspects of HIPAA are meant to provide protection for individuals. The Privacy Rule sets guidelines for the use of an individual’s protected health information (PHI). PHI refers to any piece of health related information containing individual identifiers, such as Social Security number, address or telephone number.

Notice of Privacy Practices

The Privacy Rule requires that health plans provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices. MCHCP’s notice describes our privacy practices and your rights in regard to the privacy of your PHI.

Read MCHCP's Notice of Privacy Practices for details.

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