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Anthem Blue Cross to pay $150,000 in data breach settlement
Modern Healthcare

Blue Cross of California, doing business as Anthem Blue Cross, has agreed to pay $150,000 and implement a number of procedural changes following the exposure of more than 33,000 members’ Social Security numbers, the California attorney general’s office has announced. The complaint and settlement, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by the office of state Attorney General Kamala Harris, says that Anthem violated a state law restricting the disclosure of individuals’ Social Security numbers. According to a news release, the payer printed the Social Security numbers on letters mailed to more than 33,000 of its Medicare supplement and Part D covered members.