[ Tuesday, October 02, 2012 ]


Anthem Blue Cross (California) Breach Settlement: 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.

Jeff [3:44 PM]

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