80,000 Mailers Sent Out With Recipients’ Social Security Numbers In Plain View
Ouch! Postcards sent out by the Universal American Action Network, a subsidiary of Universal American Insurance, had the recipients’ full Social Security Numbers in plain view. There were reportedly 80,000 postcards sent out last Friday to Universal clients around the country who are enrolled in their Medicare Advantage plan. WGAL reports:
Universal American told News 8 that the Social Security numbers were on the postcards because of a printing error. And Universal claims it immediately terminated its contract with the printing service.
Update and Correction: This breach involved medical information. According to notification to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, the information was not SSN, but Medicare Identification Numbers.