40 File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information at the end of this notice. • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-6966775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/. • We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. Your Choices For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to: • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in payment for your care • Share information in a disaster relief situation If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety. • In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission: Marketing purposes Sale of your information Our Uses and Disclosures How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways. Help manage the health care treatment you receive We can use your health information and share it with professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor sends us information about your diagnosis and treatment plan so we can arrange additional services. Pay for your health services We can use and disclose your health information as we pay for your health services. Example: We share information about you with your dental plan to coordinate payment for your dental work. Administer your plan We may disclose your health information to your health plan sponsor for plan administration. Example: Your company contracts with us to provide a health plan, and we provide your company with certain statistics to explain the premiums we charge. Run our organization • We can use and disclose your information to run our organization and contact you when necessary. • We are not allowed to use genetic information to decide whether we will give you coverage and the price of that coverage. This does not apply to long term care plans. Example: We use health information about you to develop better services for you.