OptumHealth New Mexico notifies 2,006 members of breach

On Nov. 17, OptumHealth New Mexico began notifying members that a flash drive, mailed by an unnamed vendor on September 16, was discovered on September 26 to have been lost in the postal mail. From their FAQ on the incident:

The information contained on the flash drive included individuals’ name and a full or partial date of birth, telephone number, health identification number, address, provider name, diagnosis, or other health information.

No financial information was involved. A limited number of individuals’ full or partial Social Security numbers were included on the flash drive.

Those affected are being offered services with LifeLock.

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