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    HIPAA Regulations: General Provisions - Definitions - Health Insurance Issuer - § 160.103

    As Contained in the HHS HIPAA Rules

     

    HHS Regulations
    General Provisions: Definitions - Health Insurance Issuer - § 160.103

     

    Health insurance issuer (as defined in section 2791(b)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300gg-91(b)(2) and used in the definition of health plan in this section) means an insurance company, insurance service, or insurance organization (including an HMO) that is licensed to engage in the business of insurance in a State and is subject to State law that regulates insurance. Such term does not include a group health plan.