HIPPA might not protect us down the road. I saw this when I was out to CA for Fibroscan and forgot to post it. Just read it again. Hate to be paranoid, but when it comes to insurance companies or employers digging up ways to deny benefits...a good reason to be more anonymous I guess.
One concern is that insurance companies might use personal information posted on Web sites as justification to turn down a person's application for coverage, Dixon said.
The issue surfaced in December when a New Jersey judge ordered a girl to turn over her postings on the Facebook and MySpace social network sites as evidence in a lawsuit seeking to force Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to pay for the girl's medical treatment for an eating disorder, according to Law.com. Horizon said the condition was psychological rather than medical, and that the girl's postings proved it.
WOW I just put up some pictures of me and my family. My current Ins. of course knows, but what if I change jobs? If you change jobs, unlikely in my case but you never know, can they find out from your old Ins? I believe you do need to disclose your DX if you will need some TX for it. It is scary though I recently was denied extra life Ins.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.