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Schedler, insurance program reach deal over records

4 years 11 months 2 days ago Friday, December 19 2014 Dec 19, 2014 December 19, 2014 9:26 AM December 19, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has agreed to archive all the state employee health insurance program's records with the Secretary of State's office. The agreement comes after the administration refused for several months to follow the state's archiving requirements.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler oversees the archiving of state records. The Office of Group Benefits hadn't been sending all of its records to Schedler's office.

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said the insurance program stopped sending claims records this summer, because of privacy concerns about sharing personal medical information across agencies.

But in announcement late Thursday the Jindal administration said it had reached an agreement with Schedler's office that will again have the claims records archived on microfilm and housed in a facility complaint with federal laws protecting personal health information.

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