On April 14, 2003, federal standards were set regarding the privacy of an individual’s identifiable health information. These standards are contained within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The HIPAA regulations require that Pace University provide employees with this information, which will advise you of Pace University’s privacy practices with regard to your protected health information. Further guidance became effective on September 23, 2013.
Protected health information (PHI) is defined as information about you, which is maintained by Pace University to carry out certain health care operations such as eligibility, enrollment, payment of premiums and payment of claims on your behalf.
Any protected health information received by the Pace University Benefits Office or a member of Human Resources is, handled in a confidential manner. You may be required to sign an authorization allowing the University Benefits Office to assist in resolving health care or FSA claim issues on the member’s behalf.
If you have questions after reviewing any of this documentation, please contact the AVP for Total Rewards, who is the HIPAA Privacy Officer, at (212) 346-1269, or firstname.lastname@example.org.