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Choice Health Insurance Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is actively involved in personal privacy and healthcare data theft cases and is currently investigating Choice Health data breach claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide.

Choice Health Insurance reported a data breach after the company discovered that an unauthorized party was offering data for sale on a hackers’ website. According to Choice Health, the breach resulted in the names, Social Security numbers, Medicare information and health insurance information of some individuals being compromised.

Choice Health Insurance is an insurance company based in South Carolina. Choice Health is an independent broker, and offers insurance products through Humana, WellCare Healthplans, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Mutual of Omaha, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna.

According to an official notice filed by the company, on May 14, 2022, Choice Health learned that an unauthorized party was offering to sell data allegedly obtained from the company’s system. In response, Choice Health Insurance launched an investigation into the incident, and said that “due to a technical security configuration issue caused by a third-party service provider, a single Choice Health database was accessible through the Internet.”

Based on this “third-party” statement, it appears that the unauthorized access did not directly involve the Choice Health IT system but the system of another company.

On June 8, 2022, Choice Health Insurance sent out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was potentially compromised. Compromised information may include the following:

  • Names
  • Emails
  • Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Health insurance information
  • Social Security numbers