HIPAA

HIPAA is an acronym for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996", a piece of legislation enacted primarily to improve the portability of health care coverage. HIPAA has already had an effect on the MEBA Medical & Benefits Plan by making health coverage more portable for people who change jobs and by placing restrictions on how a health plan may apply preexisting condition exclusions. Effective 4/14/2003 HIPAA privacy provisions affecting health plans such as the MEBA Medical & Benefits Plan go into effect. This section contains our Notice of Privacy Practices ("NPP") and our HIPAA compliant forms for participants choosing to exercise their rights as described in our NPP.

There are a number of forms used by the MEBA Benefit Plans for notifying the Plan Office of changes to your status, and for applying for various benefits. These forms can be viewed by downloading them in Adobe® Acrobat® Reader format. If you don't have Acrobat Reader and would like to download it, click here.

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