The National IAM Benefit Trust Fund takes its participants' privacy very seriously. The Benefit Trust Fund complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), an act passed by Congress to help protect patients' Protected Health Information (PHI). Protected Health Information is information relating to your past, current and future medical care.
The Benefit Trust Fund stores your PHI and uses it to process claims, collect premiums and ensure coverage. The Benefit Trust Fund keeps your PHI secure and cannot distribute your information without written authorization, unless required by law.
For more information on the Benefit Trust Fund's privacy practices, view and download the Notice of Privacy Practices document (PDF).
Authorizing the Benefit Trust Fund to Disclose PHI
You can allow the Benefit Trust Fund to disclose your PHI to others, such as a spouse or an attorney. To do this, you must submit written authorization by filling out the Fund's Authorization Form (PDF) and sending the completed form to the Fund Office. On the form you specify who is authorized to receive your personal health information and the information that may be released.
If, at any time, you no longer wish the Benefit Trust Fund to disclose your PHI after you have sent in a completed Authorization Form, you must fill out and send a Cancellation of Authorization Form (PDF) to the Fund Office.