notice of privacy practices
Employee Health Management Disclaimer
Element Health, Inc. (Element) offers a collection of health promotion services to various industry types in an effort to assist in improving the health and productivity of various populations. Element is not an insurance company, but a stand-alone corporate wellness company. Programs and services are provided by certified professionals employed by Element. Healthcare professional availability for certain services requests may be dependent on licensure, scope of practice restrictions and other state or federal requirements. Element programs and services are available in alternative languages upon client request. Element does not guarantee individual health outcomes. Program and service components are subject to change without notice.
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Effective: August 2004. Revised: September 2013
Element understands how important privacy is to you. Protecting the privacy and personal health information of individuals and organizations is also very important to us. This notice explains how information collected from client organizations and/or individuals may be used and when Element may disclose that information to others.
Element is required, by law, to protect the privacy of your health information. This notice explains how information collected from you may be used and when Element may "disclose" that information to others. Your rights regarding your health information are described in this notice. Element is required, by law, to abide by the terms of this notice. The terms "information" or "health information" in this notice include any personal information that is created or received by Element service providers as it relates to your participation in health promotion services provided to you.
Protection of Personal Health Information
Element collects and maintains oral, written and electronic information to administer and provide certain client purchased programs and services. Established physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to properly handle Element program participant information and to protect against risks such as loss, destruction or misuse in compliance with all applicable regulations and laws are in practice by Element.
How Element Uses or Discloses Information
Element will not distribute or disseminate your personal health information to your employer and will only release personal information to a third party, such as a health plan sponsor, with your express written permission and only for the purpose of: administering additional wellness programming; additional health plan services; conducting other health plan activities as permitted by law; compliance with applicable law or response to a valid legal process. Element reserves the right to share de-identified aggregate health information to an employer or plan sponsor when appropriate release of information is executed by you. Element must obtain your written authorization to use or disclose your health information. If a use or disclosure of health information is prohibited or materially limited by other applicable law, it is Element Health's intention to meet the requirements of the more stringent law.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule gives individuals the right to revoke, at any time, an Authorization they have given. The revocation must be in writing, and is not effective until the covered entity receives it. In addition, a written revocation is not effective with respect to actions a covered entity took in reliance on a valid Authorization, or where the Authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance coverage and other law provides the insurer with the right to contest a claim under the policy or the policy itself.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that the Authorization must clearly state the individual’s right to revoke; and the process for revocation must either be set forth clearly on the Authorization itself, or if the covered entity creates the Authorization, and its Notice of Privacy Practices contains a clear description of the revocation process, the Authorization can refer to the Notice of Privacy Practices. Authorization forms created by or submitted through a third party should not imply that revocation is effective when the third party receives it, since the revocation is not effective until a covered entity which had previously been authorized to make the disclosure receives it.
Advertising and Marketing
Element does not accept any advertising on our website. Any mention of, or link to, a particular service, product, or organization is not an endorsement by Element, but rather is mentioned as further information or to ensure Element well-being program participants will be aware of programs for which they are eligible.
Element takes stringent precautions to protect information sent to us on this site. Please be aware that un-encrypted information sent to Element via this site is not secure. Consequently, Element is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the internet. To protect your privacy, do not use un-encrypted e-mail or un-encrypted transmissions to communicate confidential information to us. To provide confidential information, please call Element at 1-888-963-9548 or fax us at 1-205-978-3760.
• You have the right to file a complaint or inquiry to Element. Element may be contacted via
telephone, fax or electronically.
• You have the right to receive information in a language that is acceptable to you.
• You have the right to refuse services.
Element maintains the right to change privacy practices at any time. Revised notices will be posted with date of revision on this website: www.elementhealth.com