HIPAA is the acronym for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that sets out Regulations/Standardizations for Privacy, Portability, Administrative Simplification for health plans.

Many insurance carriers have compiled "HIPAA Privacy Guides" for member reference. Additionally, they require specific forms to be completed and signed to authorize release of personal/protected health information to The Leff Company personnel to help you with your questions about your health plan membership.

Click here to access the website of the Department of Health and Human Services
Select your search in the category "Privacy of Health Information/HIPAA"

Click here to access the website of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Click here to access the actual text of PUBLIC LAW 104-191 AUG. 21, 1996 HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996.