Ninety One Thousand Apple Health Medicaid Clients Affected by Data Breach

Feb 9, 2016

State Health Care officials say they'll be notifying 91,000 Medicaid clients they've been affected by a data breach.

Officials with the Washington State Health Care Authority today said they discovered that the private information of 91,000 Apple Health clients was mishandled by two employees.

The information includes clients’ Social Security numbers, dates of birth, Apple Health client ID numbers and private health information.

The agency says the breach was discovered during a whistle blower investigation into misuse of state resources.

Officials say both employees involved in the breach have been terminated.

The HCA says it has conducted an internal investigation as well as set up one year of free credit monitoring for affected clients.

More information can be found here.

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