Please read the article from Cleveland.com (link below)
Health information of 1,708 Aetna clients in Ohio exposed online
Updated on June 23, 2017 at 7:53 PM Posted on June 23, 2017 at 5:40 PM
BY PLAIN DEALER STAFF
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Personal health information for 1,708 Ohio residents who have health insurance through Aetna was exposed online, Aetna Inc. said in a statement Friday.
The protected information was "inappropriately available online for a period of time," the company's statement said.
"The information available online generally included first name, last name, Aetna member identification number, provider information, claim payment amount, and in some cases procedure/service codes and dates of service.
"There are no instances of Social Security numbers or bank account or credit card information being involved," the statement said.
The company said it is sending letters explaining the situation to affected plan sponsors and individuals, and will have a toll-free number for affected individuals to call with questions.
Aetna said it confirmed in May that a privacy breach had occurred "involving two computer services that display documents to members." The company said it subsequently took steps to block search engines from displaying information from the documents.
"At this time, we are not aware of any misuse of the information made available online as a result of this incident," Jim Routh, chief security officer for Aetna, said in the company's statement.
Aetna has more than 750,000 members in Ohio, according to the company's website.