The HIPAA Administrative Simplification Rules were developed to simplify and streamline health care claims and payment processes through the implementation of national standards. The Rules, which require that your health information be protected from unauthorized use or disclosure, consist of three components:

  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes limits on how your health information can be used or disclosed.
  • The Electronic Data Transaction Standards set forth uniform methods for conducting electronic transactions.
  • The HIPAA Security Rule describes safeguards that must be in place for health information maintained in an electronic format.

ETF is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information in all of our business processes.  If you have questions or concerns about our practices, please contact the ETF Privacy Office at 1-877-533-5020 or email at