Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Privacy

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is committed to protecting the privacy of our members’ personal health information. Part of that commitment is complying with the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which requires us to take additional measures to protect personal information and to inform our members about those measures.

Notice of privacy practices

Our notice of privacy practices describes how Independence may use and disclose a member’s personal health information and how a member of an Independence health plan can get access to this information.

HIPAA privacy forms

  • PDF icon Authorization Form — to be used by members to authorize Independence to release member health information.
  • PDF icon Personal Representative Form — to be used by members who wish to appoint another person as member’s personal representative.

General HIPAA information

HIPAA transactions for providers

For information about HIPAA compliant transactions, visit the Provider Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) section.

HIPAA inquiries

If you have questions or comments regarding HIPAA, please contact: