Q: My employer is having a hard time coming up with a certificate of coverage. What can I do?

A: Under the HIPPA law, health plan providers and insurers are required to release to you the documents that show what plan type you have/had and the time period in which you have/had that coverage. If for some reason the certificate did not get to you, you can contact the plan administrator to request a copy or even the health insurance company if they were involved. Make sure that you keep all receipts, pay stubs, premium payment stubs, or anything else that may help provide information to the next group health plan.