Over the years, the United States government has enacted laws to regulate health insurance and protect patients from unfair insurance and health care-related practices.
Two important laws related to information privacy and health care delivery are the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).
HIPAA rules and regulations help patients keep their health information private. The Benefit Trust Fund takes your privacy seriously and works hard to ensure that your health information remains secure.
The PPACA, also known as "Health Care Reform," broadens access to health care and helps make health care more affordable for participants. The Benefit Trust Fund's medical plans meet the requirements of the PPACA and continue to offer affordable and accessible health care.