Designating Someone to Access Your Health Records at Fidelity
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) includes a Privacy Rule that became effective on April 14, 2003. It requires that employers and health plans protect and secure patients' identifiable health information by controlling who has access to health information and what happens to it.
You will need to complete a HIPPA authorization form if you want to designate someone to have access to your health records. You can download a HIPAA authorization form online in the Reference Library at www.netbenefits.comor request a form by calling the Pfizer Benefits Center at 1-866-476-8723 (or 1-877-208-0950). Follow the prompts for the benefit you need assistance with.
As a caregiver of a Pfizer retiree, we understand you have unique needs. This page provides information and links to some helpful sites for caregivers.
Health Care Directive (Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney)
If something unexpected should happen to you that left you unable to make medical decisions on your own, who would make them?
The simplest way to ensure your wishes are carried out by those you trust is to draw up a Health Care Directive. This document serves as both a Living Will and a Medical Power of Attorney. You can talk with an estate or financial planner, if you have one, an attorney, or other trusted advisor as you consider what you want and who you would trust to make medical decisions on your behalf.
There are also thousands of resources on the internet that can help you if you do not have an attorney or counselor, or if you would like to handle this important work yourself. For example, you can complete a Health Care Directive in a few minutes online or visit www.lawdepot.com. Additional information about estate planning, including things to consider to be sure you wishes are honored, can be found at The Money Alert.
Links to Caregiver Resources
If you are taking care of someone, you may find the resources below helpful.