If my insurance agent shared presonal information regarding my policy with another co-worker, can I sue her or the company?

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If my insurance agent shared presonal information regarding my policy with another co-worker, can I sue her or the company?

If my insurance agent shared personal information regarding my policies with one of my co-workers. Can I sue her or the company she represents for violation of HIPPA?

Asked on June 27, 2012 under Insurance Law, Illinois

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

A HIPPA violation is the sharing of medical information concerning a patient by medical personnel to a third party who is not involved in the treatment of that patient and without the patient's consent for the sharing of such information.

As such, you do not have a HIPPA violation with respect to the question that you have written.

However, you do have an invasion of your privacy by your insurance agent which deserves a reprimand by her employer for sharing information concerning one of your insurance policies with a co-worker. You can sue this insurance agent for the violation of your privacy. However, proving what your actual damages are seems hard to prove based upon what you have written.


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