Missing Hard Drive Compromises Information of 41k Unity Health Plans Members

Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation has announced the loss of a hard drive containing the protected health information of more than 41,000 Unity members.

The hard drive went missing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in December, where the information was being used as part of a benefits program evaluation. The loss was reported to local police, and the search for the hard drive continues.

Unity officials do not believe the hard drive was stolen to gain access to member information, though the health plan is offering a year of identity protection to affected members. The breach was reported to HHS and notification letters to members were sent Wednesday.

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