Blue Cross Blue Shield accidentally releases medical data of 3,700 members

A printing error on EOBs disclosed private medical information of about 3,700 Delaware Blue Cross Blue Shield members to the incorrect subscribers.

Information on one side of the form contained a recipient member’s correct name; the other side contained the name of another member and information about their medical treatment. Letters were mailed to subscribers to notify them of the error.

Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn announced a hearing @ 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Wilmington office of the insurance department, to investigate how how this happend and what should be done to correct the problem.  This is the first major privacy violation in his 4 years in office.

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