The Board of Trustees of the Retiree Health Investment Plan and its Business Associates are required to protect the confidentiality of your protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
You may find a complete description of your rights under HIPAA in the Plan’s Privacy Notice that describes the Plan’s privacy policies and procedures and outlines your rights under the privacy rules and regulations.
Your rights under HIPAA include the right to:
Receive confidential communications of your protected health information, as applicable;
- See and copy your health information;
- Receive an Accounting of certain disclosures of your health information;
- Amend your health information under certain circumstances; and
- File a complaint with the Plan or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your rights under HIPAA have been violated.
If you need a copy of the Privacy Notice, please contact the Trust Fund Office or your local union.