PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross, LLC ("Independence") is providing notice to certainmembers of a recent incident involving protected health information.
On July 19, 2018, the Independence Blue Cross Privacy Office was notified that certain member information may have been accessible for unauthorized
The investigation confirmed the information present on the website included the following information related to the affected members: member name, date of birth, diagnosis codes, provider information, and other information used for claim processing purposes. This incident did not involve any social security numbers, financial information or credit information.
Information privacy and security are among Independence's highest priorities. Independence has strict security measures in place to protect information in their care. Upon learning of this incident, Independence quickly took steps to ensure the file was permanently removed from the website. Independence reviewed company policies and procedures and implemented additional technical controls to help prevent future incidents of this kind. We also ensured that the appropriate action was taken with the employee responsible for uploading the subject file.
Additional information, including information on how to protect against identity theft and fraud and how to contact Independence's dedicated call center with questions about this incident, can be found at Independence's website, www.ibx.com.
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