Triple-S Salud Inc., the dominant health insurer in Puerto Rico, expects to be fined $6.78 million for a breach of protected health information.

In a Feb. 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, parent corporation Triple-S Management Corp. said the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration notified Triple-S Salud of its intent to fine the company and impose administrative sanctions. The expected disciplinary action is being taken at the territory level of government and is not related to oversight activity at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which has enforcement jurisdiction over the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

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