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Pension and Health Care Coverage - Questions and Answers for Dislocated Workers
Source: Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, United States Department of Labor

Describes how business closings, downsizings and reductions in hours may affect benefits under an employer's health plan. Topics covered include: whether COBRA continuation coverage may be available; rights under COBRA; and rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") including the act's limitations on preexisting condition exclusions. This resource describes rights under federal laws.
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Limited Help with COBRA Premiums
Source: Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

Describes a tax credit which may be available under Trade Act of 2002 for COBRA premiums paid by workers displaced by "import competition or shifts of production to other countries."
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The State of Health Privacy - Washington
Source: Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, Georgetown University

Comprehensive summary of Washington laws concerning health care information. Topics covered include patient access to health care information; restrictions on disclosure of information; privilege for communications between patients and certain health care providers; and requirements regarding information about specific conditions including cancer, HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, mental health, and substance abuse.
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Correcting Information in Your Health Care File
Source: Northwest Justice Project

Explains how to request corrections to medical records, what health care providers are required to do when asked to correct medical records, and what people should do when their right to correct medical records is denied.
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Medicare Appeals Forms
Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Links to online forms people can use in Medicare-related appeals. Forms include: Appointment of Representative, Request for Review of Part B Medicare Claim, Request for Hearing - Part B Medicare Claim, Request for Reconsideration of Part A Health Insurance Benefits, Request for Part A Medicare Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge, and Request for Part B Medicare Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge. Some forms are available in Spanish. Special tools are also provided to permit access to the forms by persons with visual disabilities.
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