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Security glitch exposes WellPoint customer data
Modern Healthcare

Health insurer WellPoint has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers about a security breach that may have exposed medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. The Indianapolis-based insurer said the problem stemmed from an online program that customers can use to track the progress of their application. It was fixed in March. WellPoint is the largest commercial health insurer based on membership, with nearly 34 million members. It runs Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 14 states and Unicare plans in several others.

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