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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"). Describes, in general, how HIPAA may help people obtain or keep health insurance. Includes a link to the Act itself.
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Workers' Rights to Health Plan Information
Source: Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, United States Department of Labor

Describes the information which employers are required to give to employees about health plans, including plan descriptions and explanations of the procedures for appealing denial of benefits.
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Protections When Buying Individual Health Insurance in Washington
Source: Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, Georgetown University

Comprehensive description of health insurance options for, and rights of, people who can not obtain, or are loosing, coverage through en employer or other group plan. Topics covered include individual health insurance sold by private insurers, COBRA continuation coverage and Washington continuation coverage, conversion policies, and the Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP).
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Eligibility for Medical Programs in Washington
Source: Medical Assistance Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services

Includes links to Web pages which describe Washington's Medicaid and other medical assistance programs, including programs for children living in Washington, health insurance at a reduced rate for individuals and families who are Washington residents (Basic Health), emergency medical coverage for hospital services (Medically Indigent Program), coverage for people with disabilities who are working (Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities Program), medical coverage for families with children (Family Medical), programs to help Medicare recipients pay premiums (Medicare Savings Programs), emergency medical coverage for people who do not meet citizenship requirements of other medical programs (Alien Emergency Medical Program), medical coverage for pregnant women (Pregnancy Medical Program), medical coverage for aged, blind or disabled people (Aged, Blind and Disabled Medical Program).
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Your Employer's Bankruptcy: How Will it Affect Your Employment Benefits (Including Health Insurance)
Source: Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, United States Department of Labor

Describes what employees should do about their health plans when their employers are in bankruptcy. Topics covered include: how to get documents from, and what questions to ask, a health plan administrator; situations in which COBRA continuation coverage may or may not be available; how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") may protect workers of bankrupt employees, and where to go for help or more information. This resource describes rights under federal laws.
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