Insurer Reports 2 Laptops Stolen

AvMed's devices had info on 208,000
Insurer Reports 2 Laptops Stolen
A Florida health insurance company reports that two laptops were recently stolen from its corporate office in Gainesville. One of the laptops may not have been properly encrypted, according to the company.

The laptops, stolen on Dec. 11, 2009, contained information on about 80,000 current AvMed Health Plan subscribers and their dependents plus 128,000 former subscribers and dependents, the company announced.

The laptops contained names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and personal health information.

"AvMed has implemented additional security procedures and training and continues to investigate and work with law enforcement and external security specialists," according to a company statement.

The insurer is mailing notifications to all those who may have been affected offering free credit monitoring services.

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Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Former News Editor, ISMG

Anderson was news editor of Information Security Media Group and founding editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity and DataBreachToday. He has more than 40 years of journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues. Before launching HealthcareInfoSecurity, he served as founding editor of Health Data Management magazine, where he worked for 17 years, and he served in leadership roles at several other healthcare magazines and newspapers.

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