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29308605 • 8-19
Instruction to Applicants
This form authorizes Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) to disclose to the primary applicant medical
information used in pre-enrollment underwriting or risk-rating or to determine eligibility for enrollment in or beneﬁts
under a health plan, as may be needed to explain its underwriting decision with respect to members of the primary
Each individual age 12 and over, for whom the primary applicant is applying for health plan coverage, should sign this
authorization. If a legal representative (e.g. Power of Attorney, Legal Guardian, etc.) signs this authorization on behalf
of an individual, include a copy of the power of attorney or other relevant document evidencing the authority to
represent the individual.
By signing this form, I authorize BCBSND to disclose medical information used in pre-enrollment underwriting or risk-rat-
ing or used to determine eligibility for enrollment in or beneﬁts under a health plan to the primary applicant as may be
needed to explain its underwriting decision. I understand that completion of this form is entirely voluntary. My refusal
to authorize disclosure of medical information to the primary applicant will have no eect on my enrollment in a health
plan, my eligibility for beneﬁts under a health plan or the amount BCBSND will pay for the health services I receive. I
understand that whether or not I elect to complete this form will have no eect on the ability of a personal representa-
tive, such as a parent, guardian, or person acting in the capacity of a parent or guardian, to have access to my medical
information when applicable law allows such access without my written permission.
I understand that this authorization applies to use and disclosure of medical information and records that may relate to
sexually transmitted disease, use of contraceptives, prenatal care, termination of pregnancy, acquired immunodeﬁciency
syndrome (AIDS), human immunodeﬁciency virus (HIV), treatment for alcohol or drug abuse, and receipt of behavioral
or mental health services.
I understand that if the recipient of this medical information is not a health care provider or health plan covered by
federal privacy regulations, this medical information may be re-disclosed and no longer protected by these federal
regulations. BCBSND is subject to federal privacy regulations and will not re-disclose this medical information except as
allowed by law.
I understand that I have the right to revoke or end this authorization at any time. I understand that in order to revoke
this authorization I must do so in writing to BCBSND. I understand that my revocation of this authorization will not aect
any action that has been taken, or any medical information that has already been used or disclosed, based upon this
authorization before BCBSND actually received my revocation. This authorization will remain in eect for the earlier of 12
months from the date of signature or the earlier date entered here: ______________________.
I have had full opportunity to read and consider the contents of this authorization. I understand that, by signing this
form, I am authorizing the use and/or disclosure of medical information as described in this form. I agree that a copy of
this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.
Primary Applicant Information
Spouse’s Name Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Signature Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association
Noridian Mutual Insurance Company
Authorization for Release of Medical
Information to Primary Applicant
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