This 2005 Alliance action sheet explains the broad provisions of the federal health-care legislation known as HIPPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA is best known for ensuring that those who have access to your health information are authorized and they will use it appropriately. HIPAA also covers:

  • Title I: Insurance portability
  • Title II: Administration simplification
  • Title III: Tax-related provisions
  • Title IV: Enforcement of group health-care requirements
  • Title V: Revenue offsets


Updated 8/2023