HIPAA changes: Agents and brokers are affected

01/20/2013 | National Underwriter Life & Health

A rule issued by the HHS bans health insurers from considering patients' genetic information for underwriting purposes in most cases. The regulations, intended to reflect changes in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also appear to include health insurance brokers and agents among those who must comply with some HIPAA privacy regulations, according to this article.

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