PURPOSE OF THIS INITIAL PRIVACY NOTICE
of this notice is to inform you of KAL Insurance Services’ (“KALIS”)
privacy policies and procedures. We protect your nonpublic personal
information (“NPI”) from disclosures that are not allowed by law or
restricted or disallowed in this Privacy Notice. KALIS gives this
Notice as a service to all valued customers and to comply with the
requirements of the law.
Initial Privacy Notice describes how KALIS collects, discloses and protects
the personal information we gather about you. We may materially change our
privacy policies and procedures, and if we do we will notify you before we
make the changes.
PRIVACY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Categories of NPI We Collect.
collect certain nonpublic personal information when underwriting,
administering or servicing an insurance policy, or in handling a claim. It
may be collected from such persons or organizations as our affiliates,
independent insurance agents or brokers, a policyholder, a claimant, or a
claimant's employer. We may collect nonpublic personal information from
persons retained by a claimant or by us in the process of administering or
servicing a policy, or handling a claim. Such people might include
physicians, attorneys, and accountants as permitted or required by law.
Information that may be collected includes, but is not limited to, an
individual's name, address, telephone number, social security number, motor
vehicle reports, policy number, premium and/or premium payment history and
medical history. We also may collect from a claimant the claimant's name,
address, telephone number, social security number, claim number, date of
loss, type of loss, cause of loss, and the value of claim.
2) Categories of NPI We Disclose.
personal information may be shared with affiliated and nonaffiliated third
parties in order to administer or service an insurance policy or a claim,
and as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Categories of Affiliates and Nonaffiliated Third Parties
to Whom We Disclose NPI.
To a third party if the disclosure
will enable that party to perform a business, professional or insurance
function for us.
To an insurance institution, agent,
or credit reporting agency in order to detect or prevent criminal
activity, fraud or misrepresentation in connection with an insurance
To an insurance institution, agent,
or credit reporting agency for either this agency or the entity to which
we disclose the information to perform a function in connection with an
insurance transaction involving you.
To a medical care institution or
medical professional in order to verify coverage or benefits, inform you
of a medical problem of which you may not be aware, or conduct an audit
that would enable us to verify treatment.
To the California Department of
Insurance or other insurance regulatory authority, law enforcement, or
other governmental authority in order to protect our interests in
preventing or prosecuting fraud, or if we believe that you have
conducted illegal activities.
To a group policyholder for the
purpose of reporting claims experience or conducting an audit of our
operations or services.
Others as permitted or required by
Opting Out of Disclosure to Nonaffiliated Third Parties We Market Joint
don’t want us to disclose NPI about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you
may tell us so. This is known as “opting-out”. The law requires that we give
you notice and an opportunity to prevent disclosure of your NPI to
affiliated third parties. We may share NPI about you if we do not hear from
you within 45 days of receiving our “opt-out notice”. We will provide you
with an electronic means or a toll free phone number or a postage paid
return form to make your selection. However you may opt-out at any time.
Your “opt-out” will remain in effect until revoked in writing by you. Just
call or write or email us.
We Protect the Confidentiality and Security of NPI.
and safeguard your NPI. We control access to nonpublic personal information
to those who need access to provide products and services to policyholders
and to others as permitted or required by law. We maintain physical,
electronic, and procedural safeguards to better protect against the misuse
of nonpublic information under our control.
We reserve the right to change our privacy policies in the future, which
could include sharing nonpublic personal information with nonaffiliated
third parties for purposes other than as stated in this notice. We will
provide you a revised privacy notice before we do that.
Your Right to Access, Copy Review and Request Correction
the right to access, copy, review and request correction of any NPI in our
possession. You must make this request to us in writing and we have 45 days
to allow you to review your NPI. If you believe that there is an error in
the information, you may request in writing that it be corrected. We have 45
days from receiving the request to make the correction or to inform you as
to why we will not make the requested change and the reasons why. If you
disagree with the refusal, you may supply us with a concise statement why
you disagree and it will be filed with your NPI.
Allowed or Required Disclosure of NPI Under Specific Exceptions.
allows or requires us to disclose NPI in the following situations. You may
not prevent our disclosure of your NPI as authorized by law.
your written authorization.
non-insurance entity if it is reasonably necessary for us to properly do
our business and the other entity agrees not to disclose the NPI.
insurance entity if the disclosure helps the receiving party perform an
insurance transaction for you or if it is reasonably necessary to detect
or prevent criminal activity, fraud or misrepresentation in connection
with an insurance transaction.
medical professional in order to:
Verify coverage or benefits, conduct operations or service audits;
Inform a person of a medical problem they might not be aware of.
Department of Insurance, law enforcement or other governmental
entity including an administrative or court order, or as is
otherwise required or permitted by law.
conduct actuarial or research studies if there are proper safeguards.
facilitate the sale of whole or part of an insurance business.
wholly owned affiliate whose only use will be for marketing a financial
product or service provided that.
medical or character information may be disclosed.
The person getting the information agrees to use it only for the
purposes for which it was intended
nonaffiliated third party for the marketing of a joint financial product
or service with us provided that:
The information can only be used by the nonaffiliate for marketing
our joint financial product.
You have been given the opportunity to opt-out and have not done so.
medical information is disclosed.
consumer reporting agency if the information does not go to an entity.
group policyholder to report claims experience or do an audit or to a
certificate holder or policyholder to inform them of the status of an
professional peer review organization to review medical care.
government to determine eligibility for health benefits.
lien holder, etc. or any other having a legal interest in an insurance
policy to the extent that the disclosure is needed to protect their
9). Links to other Sites
Our website has links to sites we felt might be useful to you. When you link
to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the
KAL Insurance Services
Turlock, CA 95382
CA Lic#: 0B50010