Insurer rejects claims related to stolen U. medical records

Brian Maffly reports:

A Colorado insurance company contends it is not obligated to cover astronomical costs incurred by the University of Utah in 2008 after car burglars stole medical billings records filed with sensitive personal information on 1.7 million patients.

U. officials want Perpetual Storage to reimburse the university more than $3.3 million. That’s how much the school spent notifying patients of the theft and providing credit monitoring to any who asked, according to a suit filed by the firm’s insurer, Colorado Casualty Insurance Co., in U.S. District Court.

The insurer insists the claim is not covered by Perpetual’s policy and is seeking a judicial ruling to support its position.

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