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ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Notice

The Health Insurance Marketplace was created in conjunction with the ACA to ensure everyone has access to affordable health insurance. The Marketplace is an option for someone who does not have employer-provided health coverage or for someone who chooses not to enroll in employer-provided health coverage.

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) establishing a national and uniform standard to protect workers from genetic discrimination.

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), requires health plans to protect the confidentiality of your private health information.

Learn more about HIPAA

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

A notice that describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information.

Learn more about Stanford's HIPAA Privacy Practices

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HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights

You have special enrollment rights if you acquire a new dependent, or if you decline coverage, under the Stanford University employee health plan for yourself or an eligible dependent while other coverage is in effect and later lose that other coverage for certain qualifying reasons.

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Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and you are eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage.

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Medicare Prescription Drug Notice of Credible Coverage

This Notice of Creditable Coverage is your proof that you have prescription drug coverage through your Stanford medical plan that meets or exceeds standard Medicare prescription drug coverage.

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Summary of Benefits Coverage Notice

The ACA requires that you receive a Summary of Benefits and Coverage. 

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Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

If you've had or are going to have a mastectomy, you may be entitled to certain benefits under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA).