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Prescription Benefits

PLEASE NOTE, THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE PROVISIONS OF THE MEDICAL COVERAGE AS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY. SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS, PLEASE NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY.

As a retiree covered under one of the health plans offered by Orange & Rockland Utilities, we are required to notify you of the privacy practices that will be followed by the companies and the health plans under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to protect your personal health information (PHI). Privacy practices to protect your PHI went into effect on April 14, 2003 and continue to date. 

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has issued final rules to implement statutory amendments under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) and privacy protections for genetic information under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). 

Under the law and privacy practices, we have the responsibility to protect the privacy of your PHI by:

 * Limiting who may see your PHI.
 * Limiting how we may use or disclose your PHI.
 * Explaining our legal duties and privacy practices.
 * Adhering to these privacy practices.
 * Informing you of your legal rights.

The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we will comply with the law and your legal rights. If you have any questions or would like a printed version of this Notice, you may contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-577-9527.