Vermont confirms security breach involving health insurance exchange

Yesterday it was Oregon’s health insurance exchange and a mailing gaffe that exposed applicants’ information. Today it’s Vermont’s health insurance exchange and exposure of one person’s information to another online. Dave Gram of Associated Press reports:

Officials overseeing the Vermont Health Connect website confirmed Friday there was a security breach on the system last month in which one user got improper access to another user’s Social Security number and other data.

A report from state to federal officials overseeing the health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act said a consumer reported the incident with the Vermont Health Connect website on Oct. 17.

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