BeneCare Dental Plans:
Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) act of 1999
Purpose of this Notice
BeneCare Dental Plans respects the privacy of personal information and understands the importance of keeping this information confidential and secure. This Notice describes how we protect the confidentiality of the personal information we receive. Our practices apply to current and former members.
Types of Personal Information We Collect
We collect a variety of personal information to administer a memberís dental coverage. Some of this information is provided by members in enrollment forms, surveys and correspondence (such as address, Social Security number, and dependent information). We also receive personal information (such as eligibility and claims information) through transactions with our affiliates and members, employers, insurance agents, other insurers, and health care providers. We retain this information after a memberís coverage ends. We limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary to administer our business, provide quality service and meet regulatory requirements.
How We Protect Personal Information
We treat personal information securely and confidentially. We limit access to personal information to only those persons who need to know that information to provide our products or services to members (for example, our claims processors and utilization review personnel). These persons are trained on the importance of safeguarding this information and must comply with our procedures and applicable law. We meet strict physical, electronic and procedural security standards to protect personal information and maintain internal procedures to promote the integrity and accuracy of that information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may share any of the personal information we collect (as described above) with our affiliates as permitted by law. We may also disclose this information to non-affiliated entities or individuals as permitted or required by law. Non-affiliates with whom we may disclose information as permitted by law include our attorneys, accountants and auditors, a memberís authorized representative, health care providers, third party administrators, insurance agents and brokers, other insurers, consumer reporting agencies, and law enforcement or regulatory authorities. We do not disclose any of the personal information we collect (as described above) to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf. We do not disclose personal information to any other third parties without a memberís request or authorization.
Individual Rights to Access and Correct Personal Information
We have procedures for a member to access the personal information we collect, and other than information we collect in connection with, or in anticipation of, a lawsuit or legal claim, we will make this information available to the member upon written request.
Our goal is to keep our member information up-to-date and to correct inaccurate information. We have procedures in place to ensure the integrity of our information and for the timely correction of incorrect information. If you believe that any personal information we have about you is not accurate, please let us know by contacting our Customer Service Department at BeneCare Dental Plans, 615 Chestnut Street, Suite 1001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106.