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Hipaa Laws Concerning Hiv

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HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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HIPAA and medical billing

I was livid today when a hospital I had just paid my break the bank balance of $66.46 called my employer to inquire when I was going to settle the bill. They never called me, I paid on time, and they brought a recent hospital visit to my bosses...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I agree with all you have said. That is unconscionable. If the only discussion was the bill and they didn't go into the why of the hospital stay, I don't believe they violated any confidentiality laws, but you may want to double check with... Read more »

HIPAA protection for spouse?

Hi there,Thank for your the valuable advice you provide to everyone.I understand that HIPAA protects an HIV+ person from being denied coverage when they change jobs (and insurance policies) and all the requirements about creditable coverage, lapses,...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If your husband is covered under a group health plan sponsored by an employer, you should be eligible for a special enrollment in that plan once you lose your current coverage when you leave your job. Ask you husband to look at the language in the... Read more »

HIPAA Certificate

I've been HIV positive for six years and just switched jobs in August to a new job with a much smaller firm about 20-30 employees. When signing up for my new employers health insurance, the insurance company asked for a copy of the health...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
A HIPAA certificate is a certificate that every employer is required by law to provide to an employee when he leaves the company. The HIPAA certificate states the period of time that the employee was covered under the employer's health plan.... Read more »

HIPAA vs. Medicare & how to pay for meds.?

Do HIPAA laws apply (Florida) if you are eligible for Medicare? and If Medicate is my only option, what type of assistance is available for purchasing HIV meds?? ( My income is over $45k (private disability + SSDI) and the retail cost of my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Contact a local insurance broker to research purchasing a Medicare gap policy. I am assuming that you are under age 65. If this is the case, you would probably only be able to purchase coverage through an HMO which you would pay a premium for and... Read more »
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Brandys law or murphys law ?????

Posted by Brandy, 3 Replies
I m not sure if its murphys law or just my life.......
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Disclosure laws in Canada

Posted by Mark100, 2 Replies
Hey Guys, I was just wondering if someone could clarify for me when exactly do I have to disclose to someone that I have HIV. I was diagnosed in February and I am currently undetectable. I haven't had sex since this time because I wanted to wait... Read more »

pregnant + daughter-in-law

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just talking to my positive daughter in law last night. She is seven months pregnant. My son is negative. They have two children, both born negative. She just told me her CD4 count is now down to 191 and her viral load is 36,000. The doctor... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
A friend who is + recently had an experience with a woman, there was flirting, playful touching, but no intercourse or oral. He did not tell her of his status, maybe he should have. She has found out the he is + now and is making threats to go to... Read more »