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This excerpt taken from the T 10-K filed Feb 25, 2009.
Disclosure of De-Identified or Summary Health Information.  The HIPAA Plan, or, with respect to the HIPAA Plan, a health insurance issuer, may disclose de-identified or summary health information to the Plan Sponsor of the HIPAA Plan (and its affiliates) if such entity requests the de-identified or summary health information for the purpose of:

(1)           Obtaining premium bids from health plans for providing health insurance coverage under the HIPAA Plan;

(2)           Modifying, amending or terminating the group health benefits under the HIPAA Plan;

In addition, the HIPAA Plan or a health insurance insurer with respect to the HIPAA Plan may disclose to the Plan Sponsor of the HIPAA Plan (or its affiliates) information on whether an individual is participating in the group health benefits provided by the HIPAA Plan or is enrolled in, or has ceased enrollment with health insurance offered by the HIPAA Plan.

11.4 The HIPAA Plan Will Use and Disclose PHI as Required by Law 
This excerpt taken from the T 10-K filed Feb 27, 2008.
Disclosure of De-Identified or Summary Health Information.  The HIPAA Plan, or, with respect to the HIPAA Plan, a health insurance issuer, may disclose de-identified or summary health information to the Plan Sponsor of the HIPAA Plan (and its affiliates) if such entity requests the de-identified or summary health information for the purpose of:
 
 
 (1)  Obtaining premium bids from health plans for providing health insurance coverage under the HIPAA Plan;
 
(2)  Modifying, amending or terminating the group health benefits under the HIPAA Plan;

In addition, the HIPAA Plan or a health insurance insurer with respect to the HIPAA Plan may disclose to the Plan Sponsor of the HIPAA Plan (or its affiliates) information on whether an individual is participating in the group health benefits provided by the HIPAA Plan or is enrolled in, or has ceased enrollment with health insurance offered by the HIPAA Plan.

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This excerpt taken from the T 10-K filed Feb 26, 2007.
Disclosure of De-Identified or Summary Health Information. The HIPAA Plan, or, with respect to the HIPAA Plan, a health insurance issuer, may disclose de-identified or summary health information to the Plan Sponsor of the HIPAA Plan (and its affiliates) if such entity requests the de-identified or summary health information for the purpose of:

 

(1)         Obtaining premium bids from health plans for providing health insurance coverage under the HIPAA Plan;

 

(2)         Modifying, amending or terminating the group health benefits under the HIPAA Plan;

 

In addition, the HIPAA Plan or a health insurance insurer with respect to the HIPAA Plan may disclose to the Plan Sponsor of the HIPAA Plan (or its affiliates) information on whether an individual is participating in the group health benefits provided by the HIPAA Plan or is enrolled in, or has ceased enrollment with health insurance offered by the HIPAA Plan.

 

 

11.4

The HIPAA Plan Will Use and Disclose PHI as Required by Law

 

or as Permitted by the Authorization of the Participant or Beneficiary.

 

Upon submission of an authorization signed by a Participant, beneficiary, subscriber or personal representative that meets HIPAA requirements, the HIPAA Plan will disclose PHI to a Company (or affiliate) sponsored pension plan, long term care plan, disability plan or other benefit plan sponsored by the Company (or an affiliate) with a need to access this PHI for purposes related to such benefit plan’s administration. Authorizations will also be honored when provided to the HIPAA Plan with respect to job accommodation requests, Family Medical Leave Act requests, drug/substance abuse testing, fitness for duty exams, and workers compensation claims.

 

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In addition, PHI will be disclosed to the extent permitted or required by law, without the submission of an authorization form.

 

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