I understand that New York Life Insurance Company has the right to require additional information and, if necessary, an examination by a physician. I ask New York Life to rely on all such statements made on this form, and any supplements to it, while considering this request. I also understand that the coverage afforded will be in consideration of the answers and statements set forth above.
AUTHORIZATION: I hereby authorize any licensed physician, medical practitioner, hospital, pharmacy, clinic or other medical or medically related facility, laboratory, insurance company, MIB, Inc. (“MIB”), or other organization, institution or person, that has any records or knowledge of me or my health to release information, including prescription drug records, maintained by physicians, pharmacy benefit managers, and other sources of information to New York Life Insurance Company, its reinsurers, its subsidiaries or the plan administrator about the physical and mental health of any persons proposed for insurance, including significant history, findings, diagnosis and treatment, but excluding psychotherapy notes for the purpose of evaluating my application for insurance. Health information obtained will not be re-disclosed without my authorization unless permitted by law, in which case it may not be protected under federal privacy rules. For example, New York Life may be required to provide it to insurance, regulatory, or other government agencies. In this case, the information may no longer be protected by the rules governing your AUTHORIZATION.
A photocopy of this AUTHORIZATION and request form shall be as valid as the original. In all circumstances, my authorized agent, representative, or I may request a copy of this AUTHORIZATION. This AUTHORIZATION shall be valid for a period of 24 months from the date signed, unless sooner revoked. The AUTHORIZATION may be revoked at any time by sending written notice to New York Life Insurance Company. My revocation will not be effective to the extent that New York Life or any other person already has disclosed or collected information or taken other action in reliance on it, or to the extent that New York Life has a legal right to contest a claim under an insurance certificate or the certificate itself.
By signing and dating this application, the member requests the insurance indicated; and the member and any person proposed for insurance consent to authorize the disclosure of information to and from the providers noted above and in the IMPORTANT NOTICE, including making a brief report of [my/our] protected health information to MIB, Inc.; and attest to having read the IMPORTANT NOTICE and Fraud Notices indicated below, including how [my/our] information is exchanged with MIB, and that to the best of [my/our] knowledge and belief, the answers provided to the questions are true and complete.