JFT Health and Welfare Fund’s Privacy Notice

The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) established, for the first time, a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information.

  • The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “protected health information.”
  • The Privacy Rule standards give an individual the right to understand and control how their health information is used.
  • A major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well being.
  • The Privacy Rule strikes a balance that permits important uses of information, while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing.

Protected Health Information (PHI)

  • You, and only you, can discuss your benefits with a representative of the Fund staff.
  • However, if you would like your spouse, family member, or friend to discuss any benefits with the Fund office, you must have a PHI Authorization on file.
  • On the Authorization you can limit the authorization in various ways and you can revoke the authorization at any time by filing a PHI Revocation with the Fund office