State Agency Fines Health Net for Data Breach

Published
  • November 09 2010, 5:09pm EST

The Connecticut Insurance Department has fined health insurer Health Net of Connecticut $375,000 following a large breach of personal health information in late 2009.

Health Net fully cooperated with the state, is providing two years of credit monitoring services to affected members and has improved data and equipment security, the insurance department said. However, it levied the fine because it believes the insurer did not notify authorities and members in a timely manner, according to its announcement.

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