Highmark notifies members of new ‘data spill’

Highmark was notifying some 3,700 members on Wednesday that documents containing their names, policy identification and social security numbers were missing, the second such data spill for the region’s dominant health insurer in four months.

In January, the company mailed a premium billing statement to Boscov’s Department Store, a client in Reading, according to Highmark. The envelope arrived damaged and torn and pages were missing.

Highmark said there is no reason to believe the information was stolen, but the pages included the names and other identifying information for some 3,700 members, according to a statement from the company.

Last October, a Highmark employee’s laptop computer was stolen, which contained the names, addresses, and social security numbers for tens of thousands of doctors.

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