Security breach of the week...major insurer this time...at the rate we are going here perhaps all of us will have a one year free subscription to a year's worth of credit monitoring service...which is not the ultimate solution of course, time to take notice and implement some better security....why do we not trust insurers? Of anyone in health care today, the insurers certainly have the funds to invest in this area...without cutting and denying claims to make this a trusted reality....part human error....BD
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - A health insurance company in California has notified more than 100,000 doctors in 11 states, including Wisconsin, that their personal information was posted on the Internet, raising a risk of identity theft, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
The doctors' Social Security numbers were accidentally posted on a Web site of Health Net (nyse: HNT - news - people ) Federal Services, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., for about two months, spokeswoman Molly Tuttle said.
HNFS learned about the mistake, caused by 'part human error' and 'part of our software too,' in December, she said. The government contractor provides health insurance for nearly 3 million military families and veterans in 23 states.