Keeping it Confidential in CA: Understanding New Privacy Protections Under SB 138

Webinar Overview:

Rebecca Gudeman, Senior Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
Amy Moy, Vice President of Public Affairs,
California Family Health Council

The Affordable Care Act helped millions across California and nationwide gain private health care coverage. While this is a momentous step forward, more individuals with health insurance under another person’s policy – like a spouse or parent – are at risk for confidentiality breeches when they use their health insurance. Thanks to the passage of SB 138 – the Confidential Health Information Act, starting January 1, 2015, Californians covered under a parent or spouse’s plan will be able to prevent their insurer from disclosing their confidential health information to the main policy holder through Explanation of Benefits letters and other regular communications.

In this webinar, presenters will provide an overview of the existing problem, information on new confidentiality protections and share how you can help clients exercise their new privacy rights outlined in SB 138.

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Family Planning Counselors
  • Health Educators
  • Administrators
  • Billing and call center staff
Webinar Objectives:

After this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Explain the loopholes in insurance confidentiality law that allow disclosure of private information
  • Describe what a Confidential Communications Request is and what it will do
  • Discuss when a Confidential Communications Request can be submitted
Additional Information:
Webinar Recording Date: December, 2014 / Approx. Run Time: 55 minutes

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