Only a few families have contacted a credit-monitoring service since the Wyoming Health Department announced that it accidentally exposed the personal information of CHIP participants online.
Spokeswoman Kim Deti said that the Health Department was preparing to send letters this week to the families of about 9,000 Kid Care CHIP participants who could have been affected.
The letters will contain specific instructions for families who want to register for a one-year credit-monitoring account with the firm Debix. The state is paying for the service.
The Health Department announced that an administrative error caused the children's personal information to be accessible on an unsecured Web page for months. There had been no reports of people misusing the information.