Insurer Health Net Notifies 1.9M Individuals Affected by Lost Server Drives

California-based insurer Health Net is conducting an investigation into several server drives that are unaccounted for from its data center operation located in Rancho Cordova, Calif., according to a company news release.

This investigation follows notification by IBM, Health Net's vendor responsible for managing the insurer's IT infrastructure. After a forensic analysis, Health Net has determined that personal information of some former and current Health Net members, employees and healthcare providers is on the drives and may include names, addresses, health information, Social Security numbers and/or financial information.

Although the company news release does not disclose exactly how many patients are affected by the lost servers, a separate release from the Department of Managed Health Care reported that the company lost nine server drives containing personal information for 1.9 million individuals.

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