LEGISLATION

Below are some helpful links to sites that contain information on federal and state legislation that affect your business. These sites also outline the rights of consumers to expect that the companies they do business with are fully complying with the letter and intent of these laws.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPAA is Federal legislation designed to protect consumers from inadvertent or fraudulent disclosure of their private health information. Insurance companies and healthcare providers are mandated to comply with this law. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act
GLB is Federal legislation aimed at protecting consumers private financial information. All financial institutions are covered by this law. http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
FACTA is a consumer law related to the acquisition, use and disposal of your credit information used in making lending decisions. http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/06/factaidt.shtm