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CT HealthNet Suit Reaches Agreement

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 9, 2010

Connecticut's insurance commissioner announced yesterday that HealthNet of Connecticut agreed to provide affected members two years of credit monitoring and pay $375,000 in penalties for failures to protect their personal information, reports StamfordPlus. The penalties stem from the 2009 loss of a disk drive containing the personal health information of about 500,000 members. According to the Department of Insurance, the company did not inform their members of the breach in a timely manner. The report states that HealthNet has made significant improvements to security and fully cooperated with the review.
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