How can an agent or consultant acting on behalf of a group receive PHI?

An agent or consultant acting on behalf of an ERS/ASC group can receive reports containing PHI if the group completes the following:

  • Signs Business Associate Agreement (ASC only) 
  • Provides Plan Sponsor Certification on our required form 
  • Provides Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with an authorization on business letterhead indicating that the agent or consultant is the group's business associate and specifically identifying the requested information/reports that the agent or consultant may receive