Kaiser health plan reports breach affecting 2,400 members due to stolen mail truck

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente reported a potential data breach after a mail truck carrying mail containing protected health information of 2,400 members was stolen, reports The Press-Enterprise.

The mail truck was reportedly stolen between March 12 and March 14. It was parked in an insecure area, a violation of Kaiser Permanente's vendor mail delivery policies. The vehicle was recovered, but the mail was not, according to the report.

The mail truck was carrying handbooks for Kaiser Permenante California Medi-Cal Members in Southern California who are part of the Inland Empire Health Plan. In addition to these handbooks, the missing mail contained names and addresses of health plan members. No Social Security numbers, medical record numbers or descriptions of medical services, health status or financial or account information were compromised, according to the report.

Kaiser Permanente officials told The Press-Enterprise there is no reason to believe any stolen information could be used for improper or fraudulent activity. 

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