To help familiarize you with your potential requirements under the privacy provisions of HIPAA, Golden West Dental & Vision has prepared an information packet called HIPAA Privacy for Employers: A Comprehensive Introduction. The documents available here provide a detailed overview of the Privacy regulations and how they impact both fully-insured and self-funded groups. We have also provided example forms, compliance checklists, privacy notices, certifications and an exemplar business associate contract that you can use to help develop your HIPAA implementation strategy. Please see the list below for PDF versions of the information.
We have also included a copy of the HIPAA Readiness Disclosure Statement, which outlines our HIPAA readiness status.
Because your obligations under HIPAA may be significant, Golden West Dental & Vision encourages every employer and Group Health Plan to consult your own legal counsel without delay regarding these requirements and how they would best be met. The documents available here have been prepared for you, our group clients, as helpful information only and should not be construed as legal advice. You are legally responsible for your own compliance with the HIPAA Privacy regulations and your legal counsel should be closely involved with your compliance activities.