Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
At Northwestern Benefit, we support the concept of total confidentiality. We also hold our business associates and our affiliates to similar confidentiality standards. All personal information or other confidential information must be used and disclosed in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations, contractual obligations, and Northwestern Benefit policies and procedures. Confidential information includes but is not limited to, protected health information, non-public financial information, and trade secrets.
Protected health information is individually identifiable health information that is transmitted or maintained by our clients and Northwestern Benefit in performance of our service agreement. This includes information in electronic, paper and oral form. If an individual’s past, present, or future medical information can be discovered from the information it is protected. Protected health information may be used and disclosed solely for Northwestern Benefit business activities related to health care operations.
Non-public financial information includes confidential information of a financial nature that is shared with Northwestern Benefit in the course of providing products and services to current, prospective or prior clients. This information is not otherwise available to the public and includes but is not limited to the following: credit history, financial benefits, business records, accounting, contracts, claims, policy information, and any other data financial in nature.
Trade secrets include any proprietary information of our current, prospective or prior clients that is obtained through the course of business activities, through the provision of products and services. This information is not otherwise available to the public and includes but is not limited to the following: business records, contracts, claims, products, business methods, data processing procedures, marketing strategies, pending projects or proposals, mailing lists, and any other information related to an organization’s activities, products or services.
Last Updated April 12, 2019