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The mention of specific products or services at this site does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by Harvard Pilgrim, unless it is explicitly stated. The views and opinions of authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of Harvard Pilgrim. This Web site may provide specific health information, none of which is intended to be specific to your medical condition. Nothing contained, expressly or implied, at this site is intended or shall be construed as medical or other professional advice by Harvard Pilgrim.
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Browsing Our Web Site
In the normal course of your visiting the HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn web site, viewing pages, or downloading information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We use this information to help us make the site more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. No additional information will be collected about you. This information does not identify you personally. We can automatically collect and store the following types of information about your visit: • Your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. (An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you go on the Web). • The domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account). • The Internet address of the Web site, if any, from which you came to our site. • The date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent visiting the site. • The name and version of your computer’s operating system and browser: for example, Windows 95/Netscape Navigator 4.5. (This information is supplied automatically by your computer). • The pages you visit.
Some pages on this Web site employ browser session “cookies.” A cookie is a small piece of data that a Web site transfers to your computer’s hard disk to allow the server to distinguish your session from that of others while you are connected. Requests to send cookies are not designed to collect information about you, but only about your “browser session.” The cookies make it easier for you to use the dynamic features of our Web site. The cookies and the information about your session are automatically destroyed shortly after you close your browser. The information is not permanently stored on your computer. We do not collect personal information about you except as described above.
Use of Personal Health Information (PHI)
Harvard Pilgrim is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of our members’ Protected Health Information (PHI). We collect and disclose such information only according to our strict confidentiality policies and federal and state laws designed to maintain privacy, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. The HIPAA Privacy Rule took effect on April 14, 2003, and requires Harvard Pilgrim to provide its members with a Notice of Privacy Practices. The notice explains how we use information about our members and under what conditions we are permitted to share that information with others.
In regard to our interactive web services, such as HPHConnect, Harvard Pilgrim treats all data that we receive as confidential. We will not disclose to third parties any identifying data, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, unless you authorize such disclosure or such disclosure is required by law. To ensure privacy of your data, never share your user name and password with anyone. Be sure to consider the content of any questions, the location of your email account, and who, besides yourself, may have access to it.
At HarvardPilgrim.org, we collect personally identifiable data at: • HPHConnect • Site Feedback Form • Within “Contact Us,” users tell us what they think about our Web site; this form is emailed directly to the Web Manager • email member services • Ask Web Librarian • Ask Specialist/Librarian Satisfaction Forms • Our Secure Partner, covered under Business Associate agreements, which collects personally identifiable data: • HealthTrio
Security is a priority at Harvard Pilgrim. Appropriate measures are taken to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information about our members, providers, employers, brokers, and anyone else that may want to use our Web site.
Only authorized users are allowed to access Protected Health Information (PHI). Harvard Pilgrim enforces a high level of protection, i.e., 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, for securing transmissions between a user’s browser and this Web site. Content on this site is protected against unauthorized access.
email sent over the Internet is not secure and should not be used to communicate confidential and/or health information directly to Harvard Pilgrim. Please be aware that Harvard Pilgrim cannot guarantee the confidentiality or security of any information you send to us over the Internet when using email. Harvard Pilgrim shall not be liable for any breach of confidentiality resulting from such use of email via the Internet. Harvard Pilgrim will not use email to communicate confidential and/or health information unless the email is secured in accordance with Harvard Pilgrim’s Corporate email Policy.
Communicating With Us
Medical questions or concerns about your care or treatment should be directed to appropriate health care professionals. Harvard Pilgrim will not respond to requests for personal medical advice made through this Web site. If you require an immediate response to non-medical questions or problems, please call Member Services at 1-888-333-4742.
Email forms used on our site should not be for confidential, personal medical issues, but for general topics or product questions. If you wish to discuss personal information related to Harvard Pilgrim services, you should call Harvard Pilgrim Member Services, and not use email. We will share your comments and questions with our Member Services coordinators and those employees most capable of addressing your questions and concerns, as covered under Personal Health Information above. Your email may not be encrypted and may be accessed and viewed without your knowledge while in storage by a third-party service provider, or by other Internet users while in transit to us.
See Email Security above.
Social Media Usage And Policies
At Harvard Pilgrim, we’re active on social media by posting regularly and engaging in conversations across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. In addition to monitoring our own social channels, we listen to public posts and discussions across social media where others may talk about Harvard Pilgrim and then we respond if we can be helpful. In instances where we can identify a member’s contact information, we may contact the member directly via social media, telephone or email.
If you have a question or concern about your coverage, please contact Member Services by calling 888‑333‑4742.
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“Among the Nation's Highest-Rated Health Plans” Claim.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England have been rated 4.5 out of 5 for private HMO/POS plans in NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-17. NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-17. NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2011-15, HMO/POS/PPO.