BCBS of Michigan: Data breach may have affected 15,000 Medicare members

Posted on: Thursday, January 3, 2019 By: KorchekStaff

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan alerted roughly 15,000 Medicare Advantage members that their personal information may have been compromised, according to Crain's Detroit Business.

The potential breach occurred after an employee's laptop computer was stolen Oct. 26. The employee worked for COBX, a subsidiary of BCBS of Michigan. Members' Social Security and financial information was not accessible via the laptop, but personal information like name, address, date of birth, medication, diagnosis, provider information and enrollee identification numbers may have been compromised. 

BCBS of Michigan told Crain's in a news release while the laptop "was encrypted and password-protected, the employee's access credentials may have been potentially compromised."

 

Written by Morgan Haefner 

Becker's Hospital Review

December 31, 2018

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