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Archdiocesan Employee Benefits

Health Insurance Annual Rights and Resource Disclosure

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Notice

The use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information ("PHI") by the Plans is regulated by a federal law known as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). This Notice of Privacy Practices is intended to summarize the HIPAA regulations. PHI includes all individually identifiable health information created, received, sent to other people or companies, or maintained by the Plans. The Plans are required by law to maintain the privacy of PHI. This Notice is effective beginning April 14, 2003, and the Plans are required to comply with the terms of this Notice.

Medicare D Prescription Drugs

Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance that covers both brand name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. Medicare Part D plans are open to everyone who is eligible for Medicare in the U.S. Generally, that means people who are 65 years old or older, and some younger people with certain disabilities. Participation is voluntary. You get to decide if you want to enroll or not. Below is a letter from the Archdiocese of St. Louis Employee Benefit Health Plan that explains about your current prescription plan with United Healthcare Choice Plus Plan and the enrollment into Medicare D. For further comprehensive information, please see the Medicare website at http://www.medicare.gov/. Click on Medicare Basics for more basic answers to your questions.

DISCLAIMER: In the event of a discrepancy between information on the website and the Plan Document, the Plan Document will be the official governance information.