Calif. health plan reports breach due to unauthorized access

SCAN Health Plan in Long Beach, Calif., is notifying patients of a potential data breach after contact sheets containing protected health information were accessed by an outside party.

The health plan learned of the unauthorized access June 27. The unauthorized access occurred between March and June of this year.

Contact sheets are used for sales purposes, according to the notification, and contain information including member names, addresses and phone numbers. Some members' birth dates, physician name, health conditions, medication names and Social Security numbers were also included.

The health plan says it has no indication any information has been fraudulently used. It is providing one year of free identity protection services to members.

There is no indication of how many members may be affected.

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