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work knowing about meds
Jul 13, 2002

I am a physician infected with HIV. I am in non-surgical field and at no risk of transferring HIV. Here is my question. I work for a large Univeristy (academics). I am reluctant to use my insurance (blue cross) for meds as I am afraid that my employer will find out my diagnosis. Will blue cross share my prescription history with my employer or anyone else for that matter? Thanks

Response from Ms. Franzoi

Although insurance companies are not supposed to disclose this information to an employer, if your health plan is a self-insured plan, your employer probably has access to this information. If it is a fully insured plan with Blue Cross, they won't disclose this.



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