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HIPAA

noun [S]
 
 
INSURANCE, HR
abbreviation for Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: in the US, a law that states the level of care that employer health insurance plans must provide and the rules for the exchange and protection of personal medical information: The U.S. Department of Labor released final clarifications on HIPAA, ruling that employers can use financial incentives in wellness programs to motivate workers to get healthy.
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