• Anoka-Hennepin's Commitment to Protecting the Privacy of Your Health Information

    Privacy and security of health information is a concern, which is wide spread throughout the United States. Anoka-Hennepin is committed to protecting private data of its employees including health information. New federal laws call for additional protections of health information as well as provide you with rights to access your health information and understand how it is being used. The Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11 Group Health Plan Participants Notice of Privacy Practices describes in detail how Anoka-Hennepin protects your health information and what your rights are regarding your health information.

    Summary of the Federal Privacy Regulations and Anoka-Hennepin's Notice of Privacy Practices.

    Privacy regulations are part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - also referred to as HIPAA. HIPAA will help protect the privacy of your health information as follows:

    1. Defines Individual Health Information. HIPAA defines what is considered to be health information.

    2. Defines Health Care Organizations. HIPAA directs what kind of organizations must follow standard privacy regulations. HIPAA covers health plans and many other organizations that are involved in the healthcare delivery process.

    3. Defines Individual Rights Regarding Health Information. HIPAA provides you with rights to help you understand and control how your health information is being used. The document called Anoka-Hennepin ISD No. 11 Notice of Privacy Practice s is distributed to all plan participants. This document explains in detail how Anoka-Hennepin will use and release your health information. Included in this document are descriptions of your rights to:

    a) access your health information;

    b) request an amendment or correction to your health information; and

    c) file a formal complaint if you feel your privacy rights have been violated.

    For any questions or complaints, please contact:
    Privacy Official
    Todd Mensink, Director of Labor Relations & Benefits
    2727 N. Ferry Street
    Anoka, MN 55303

    Complaint Contact
    Jackie Nelson, Insurance Benefits Supervisor
    2727 N. Ferry Street
    Anoka, MN 55303