BCBS of Rhode Island blames vendor for breach of member information

G. Wayne Miller reports:

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has disclosed a breach of personal health-care information affecting 1,567 people that the insurer blames on an unnamed vendor responsible for sending benefits explanations, also known as health-care services summaries, to members.

In a media release Tuesday afternoon, the insurer said that some summaries “were sent to the wrong BCBSRI member in the same household or on the same family policy … In no case, however, was any information disclosed to anyone other than a family member or a person covered on the same family policy.”

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