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Data on 1.9 Million Enrollees Missing

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 15, 2011

A California watchdog agency is investigating a health plan's loss of multiple servers containing personal information for 1.9 million current and past enrollees, HealthLeaders Media reports. The information contained on the Health Net servers, which disappeared from a data center near Sacramento, includes names, addresses, health information, Social Security numbers and financial information. The plan is notifying enrollees potentially affected and is offering two years of free credit monitoring services, including identity theft insurance. Earlier this year, Health Net settled a data breach involving unencrypted data for $55,000 after claims that it failed to notify those affected until six months after the incident.
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