Providence Health Plans glitch exposes personal data

Mike Benner and Staff report:

PORTLAND, Ore. — Providence Health Plans is re-issuing thousands of insurance cards after personal information was accidentally sent to the wrong policy-holders.

Officials with Providence Health Plans say about 4,500 mailings were sent out with the incorrect group and member ID numbers, meaning that some policy holders received others’ information. Officials noticed the problem Monday.

While the Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Plans is upset over the mistake, he told KGW that none of the information that was leaked can be used to access medical records, social security numbers, or any other private information.

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