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Can my health insurance company tell my employer what

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Can my health insurance company tell my employer what medications I'm taking?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.

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This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

Yes.

The Amended HIPAA Privacy Rule gives health plans and self-insured employers broad authority referred to a “regulatory permission” to get information without consent that is far more extensive than is needed for billing or any other reason related to a specific individual’s health care. This would include what type of medication the employee is taking. Generally, however, most employers have their employees sign a waiver release form so everyone knows they have rights. It is possible your employer has such a release form if they in any way contribute to your health care cost for coverage.