[ Tuesday, October 02, 2012 ]
Anthem Blue Cross (California) Breach Settlement:
Jeff [3:44 PM]
Anthem Blue Cross agrees to pay pay $150,000
to the State of California to settle matters related to a breach of patient data. It seems that Anthem printed social security numbers on letters to beneficiaries of its Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D plans. Apparently, the social security numbers could be seen through the window in the envelope. About 34,000 beneficiaries were involved. California law severely restricts the use of social security numbers by businesses.
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