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Humana members notified of Atlanta data breach

By Bob Herman
Posted: May 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm ET

Approximately 3,000 Atlanta-area Humana members were notified last week of a security breach potentially compromising their personal information.

An Atlanta Humana employee's car was broken into recently, according to a statement released by spokeswoman Nancy Hanewinckel. The statement did not give a specific date for the incident.

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Among the stolen items were an unencrypted USB drive and the employee's encrypted laptop. Information on the USB drive included the names, medical record information and some Social Security numbers of 2,962 Humana enrollees.

However, “Humana has no reason to believe that the information has been used inappropriately,” the statement read.

Humana, one of the largest commercial health insurers in the U.S., has offered free credit monitoring to members who may be potentially affected.

Last month, Concentra Health Services, a subsidiary of Humana, agreed to pay $1.7 million in a HIPAA settlement related to unencrypted laptop thefts.

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