UnitedHealthcare Data Breach Affects 65 Medicare Members in Missouri

UnitedHealthcare, based in Minnetonka, Minn., has announced a data breach affecting at least 68 individuals enrolled in its Medicare plans across the state of Missouri, according to a KY3 report.


UnitedHealthcare discovered that an employee "may have accessed information in a database in a way that was inconsistent with his job duties" on Jan. 30, 2012. The information in the database included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and Medicare health insurance claim numbers. According to the report, UnitedHealthcare has investigated the issue and the employee has been terminated. Sixty-eight individuals in Missouri have been notified of the data breach but more individuals could be at risk.


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