Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Authorization

Last updated: May 11, 2022

Before you participate in this diabetes management program and use this application (“Diabetes Program”), we would like to provide you with some information about the health information we may ask for from you, how and why we use it, and how we protect it.  You are not required to participate in the Diabetes Program.  Participation is completely voluntary.   

What information do we obtain? 

The Diabetes Program asks questions about your health status and conditions, including but not limited to pregnancy status, weight, glucose levels, medications and health-related activities and behaviors.  

How do we use your information?

Information provided to us as part of the Diabetes Program may be used to help us provide you with feedback and educational information about your lifestyle to help you in your journey to better manage your diabetes 

How do we share and protect your information? 

The health information you give us as part of the Diabetes Program is generally not shared with your spouse’s/parent’s employer.  We only share information with our vendors and subcontractors in accordance with applicable laws, including HIPAA, as necessary to administer your wellness and condition management programs or health plan, and anyone who receives information from us for purposes of providing you services is required to abide by the same confidentiality requirements. 

We take reasonable precautions to protect data and to avoid data breaches, including maintaining physical, technical, and administrative safeguards. Such safeguards may include, for example, firewalls, encryption, identity management, and intrusion prevention/detection to prevent improper access, use, and disclosure of your data in our networks. In the event of a data breach involving information you provide in connection with the Diabetes Program, we will notify you within the time periods required by applicable laws, including HIPAA.

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