Horizon says privacy breach could affect up to 170K N.J. customers

Susan K. Livio reports that a vendor error has affected as many as 170,000 BCBS members in New Jersey:

 Some benefit letters mailed to as many as 170,000 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey customers over a recent three-day period included the names, policy numbers and the physician information of other policy holders — a privacy breach created by a printing error, the insurance company announced Monday.

Horizon pledged to monitor the accounts of affected policy holders for fraudulent activity, according to a statement from the insurance company’s printing vendor that made the error, Command Marketing Innovations of Garfield.

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