Unity Health Plans Insurance Corp. in Wisconsin has notified 41,437 covered members after a hard drive containing protected health information was lost.
The hard drive was reported missing in December from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, which was using the information to evaluate a benefits program, according to Unity. Compromised information included Unity member insurance number, date of birth, city of residence, name of prescription drug and date of service.
The hard drive did not have the most sensitive information that can lead to identity theft, such as name, street address, phone number, Social Security number, or any card, banking or financial information. However, Unity Health is offering affected members one year of paid identity protection services from ID Experts.
Both Unity and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy are undertaking comprehensive reviews of this breach of policy and are instituting information and re-education initiatives to ensure that all employees protect member information at all times, according to a statement.
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