MD: State employee information lost in the mail

Gadi Dechter of The Baltimore Sun reports:

The names and Social Security numbers of about 8,000 state employees and retirees were in a report “lost in the mail” this month, raising concerns about identity theft and questions about why sensitive information was sent through the postal service rather than electronically.


On March 3, the Employee Benefits Division received a torn and empty envelope from SHPS Human Resource Solutions, Inc., the company that manages the health savings account program for state workers. Missing from the envelope was a monthly fee invoice that contained employee names and Social Security numbers and information about the plans in which they were enrolled.In an e-mail to affected employees March 23, state officials said the report was “lost in the mail” and that the U.S. Postal Service had apologized.

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