Another printing error exposes SSN

An annual funding notice sent to 3,178 participants in the Eastern Connecticut Health Network Pension Plan exposed the participants’ Social Security Numbers on the mailing label after the firm’s consulting group, Mercer, subcontracted a mailing.

According to a letter sent on May 13 by Jonathan Barry of Mercer to the New Hampshire Attorney’s General Office, the incident occurred April 26 after Mercer had provided an unnamed subcontractor with a flat file containing participants’ SSN and addresses. On April 29, several participants contacted ECHN to notify them of the exposed SSN.

Mercer arranged for credit monitoring services for those affected.

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