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Legal notices

Seattle Housing Authority is required by law to post the following benefits related notices.

2019 Annual Notice

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage

CHIP - Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program

COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights Under COBRA

Creditable Coverage Disclosure 

HIPAA - City of Seattle privacy policy

Vision Provider Privacy Policy

Dental Health Services Privacy Policy

Wellspring Notice of Privacy Practice

As a reminder, please note that SHA benefits are through the City of Seattle. Seattle Housing Authority is subject to the City of Seattle's eligibility rules and regulations for the benefits that we receive through the City.

The City of Seattle intends to continue these plans indefinitely, but reserves the right to amend or terminate them at any time in whole or part, for any reason, according to the amendment and termination procedures described in the legal documents.

The Benefits Guide does not create a contract of employment with Seattle Housing Authority or its employees.

Please note: We've made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information.  If there is any discrepancy between the guide, the insurance contracts, or other legal documents, or the terms of an authorized collective bargaining agreement, then the applicable contracts, legal documents and applicable collective bargaining agreements will always govern.

Women's 1998 Health and Cancer Rights Act Annual Notice

As required by the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, the group health plans offered by the City of Seattle provide coverage for the following services to an individual receiving plan benefits in connection with a mastectomy:

Reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy has been performed;

Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance; and

Prosthesis and physical complications for all stages of a mastectomy, including lymphedemas (swelling associated with the removal of lymph nodes).

A group health plan must determine the manner of coverage in consultation with the attending physician and patient. Coverage for breast reconstruction and related services will be subject to deductibles, copays, and/or coinsurance amounts that are consistent with those that apply to other benefits under the plan. Contact your health plan for more information.