The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996: Guidance on Frequently Asked Questions

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 guarantees the availability and renewability of health insurance coverage for certain individuals. It permits a limited number of small businesses and self-employment individuals to establish tax-favored medical savings accounts, increases the tax deduction for health insurance for the self-employed, and amends the Internal Revenue Code to treat private long-term care policies the way health insurance policies and health care expenses are currently treated.

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Fuchs, Beth C.; Lyke, Bob; Price, Richard & Smith, Madeleine June 4, 1998.

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 guarantees the availability and renewability of health insurance coverage for certain individuals. It permits a limited number of small businesses and self-employment individuals to establish tax-favored medical savings accounts, increases the tax deduction for health insurance for the self-employed, and amends the Internal Revenue Code to treat private long-term care policies the way health insurance policies and health care expenses are currently treated.

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Fuchs, Beth C.; Lyke, Bob; Price, Richard & Smith, Madeleine. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996: Guidance on Frequently Asked Questions, report, June 4, 1998; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc808087/: accessed September 27, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.