Tufts Health Plan Reports Data Theft Affecting 8,830 Medicare Subscribers

Watertown, Mass.-based Tufts Health Plan has reported it suffered the theft of the personal information of 8,830 Medicare subscribers, according to a Boston Globe report.

The breach affects former and current members of the health plan who had purchased Tufts Medicare Preferred policies, including supplemental Medicare coverage, according to the report.

The affected patients' names, birth dates, and Social Security numbers were taken during the data breach, according to the report.

Tufts Health Plan has confirmed the theft was not caused by an electronic breach or cyberattack, but it has not released additional details concerning how the breach occurred, according to the report. 

Federal officials have been notified of the breach, and Tufts Health Plan is offering one year of free credit monitoring to victims, according to the report.

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