A data breach at AvMed Health Plans that previously was thought to have affected 360,000 current and former members now totals 1.22 million, the Miami-based insurer has announced.

Two laptop computers were stolen last December 11 from an AvMed facility in Gainesville. A preliminary forensic examination found personal data, including name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and health related data, might have been compromised for 360,000 individuals.

AvMed notified the members in February. Now, further analysis has revealed that similar information on another 860,000 members may be at risk. To date, AvMed has no evidence that any information on the laptop has been misused. The company on June 7 will begin mailing notification letters and is offering two years of identity protection services.

Nearly all affected members live in Florida. More information is available at avmed.org.

--Joseph Goedert


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