Florida Blue alerts members of data breach

Florida Blue announced Nov. 8 that it is notifying less than 1 percent of its members that their information my have been exposed in a data breach at a third-party vendor, according to The St. Augustine Record.

Magellan Health informed Florida Blue that the personal information of some of its members may have been affected after a May phishing attack. An employee at Magellan had fallen victim to a phishing attack.

Member data that may have been exposed included names, dates of birth and prescriptions. Magellan and Florida Blue do not believe the information has been misused. Affected members are being offered free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

"We take data breaches very seriously, and while we do not believe our members' personal information was compromised, we are working closely with Magellan to make sure our potentially impacted members have access to credit monitoring and identity theft protection tools to help them ensure their information is protected," Florida Blue said in a statement, report The St. Augustine Record.

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