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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Definition - What does Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mean?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is also known as HIPAA. It is a federal law which allows people who are part of a group health insurance to be able to purchase their health insurance for a particular period of time after their previous health coverage is lost.

Justipedia explains Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The law is especially designed and aims to protect employees who switch jobs so that they don’t lose their health insurance. The law is also important for people with long-term health conditions. Healthcare clearinghouses, providers and health plans are all required to comply with rules & regulations set by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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