Humana, Cotiviti settle class action affecting 65,000 members

There’s an update to a breach reported on DataBreaches that involved both a business associate (Cotiviti) and insider wrong-doing by an employee of a subcontractor of the business associate (Visionary).

Humana and Cotiviti agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims they jeopardized consumer data in a 2020 data breach.

The settlement benefits consumers who received notification from Humana that their personal and health information was compromised in a data breach occurring between Oct. 12 and Dec. 16, 2020.

Humana is a health insurance company that suffered a large data breach in 2020. Between Oct. 12 and Dec. 16, 2020, Humana’s analytics partner Cotiviti allegedly disclosed personal identifying and health information to a subcontractor which, in turn, disclosed this information to unauthorized third parties.

Read more about the settlement at Top Class Actions. Cotiviti appears to be paying for the brunt of the settlement and costs.

The case is Steven K. Farmer v. Humana Inc. and Cotiviti, Inc., Case No. 8:21-cv-1478- MSS-SPF, in the District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. The official lawsuit settlement website for details and procedures is at DataBreachClassActionSettlement.com

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