On October 11, 2022, Choice Health Insurance, LLC filed an official notice of a data breach with the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights after the company learned that an unauthorized party was offering data allegedly taken from the company’s servers for dirty. According to Choice Health, the breach resulted in the first and last names; Social Security numbers; Medicare beneficiary identification numbers; dates of birth; addresses and contact information; and health insurance information being compromised. Recently, Choice Health sent out data breach letters to all affected parties, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other frauds.
What We Know About the Choice Health Insurance Data Breach
The available information regarding the Choice Health Insurance breach comes from the company’s filing with the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. According to this source, on May 14, 2022, Choice Health learned that someone was offering Choice Health customer data for sale online. In response, the company launched an investigation. The company’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to gain access to a Choice Health server on May 7, 2022, and that they had access to the server until May 14, 2022, when the company discovered the intrusion.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, Choice Health Insurance began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your first and last name; Social Security number; Medicare beneficiary identification number; date of birth; address and contact information; and health insurance information.
On October 11, 2022, Choice Health Insurance sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are in the wake of the Choice Health Insurance data breach, please see our recent piece on the topic here.