Health insurer Health Net Inc. is reporting a large breach of protected health information but isn't giving details on the date and circumstances of the breach or how many individuals are affected. According to the California Department of Managed Healthcare, the breach affects 1.9 million individuals nationwide, HealthcareInfoSecurity reports.
The Los Angeles-based insurer has notified at least one state attorney general office, telling Connecticut officials that the breach affects at least 24,599 state residents. The new breach covering the missing server drives does not yet appear on the HHS Office for Civil Rights Web page that lists reported breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. The list presently includes 241 major breaches.
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