Harvard Pilgrim insurance facing several lawsuits following massive data breach

A Massachusetts insurance giant compromised the sensitive information of more than 2.5 million individuals.

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and its parent company Point32Health are facing several lawsuits following a data breach that affected more than 2.5 million individuals back in April 2023.

In a notice to its customers, Harvard Pilgrim reported that their systems were compromised between March 28, 2023 and April 17, 2023. The breach exposed a ton of sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, provider taxpayer identification numbers, and clinical information.

So far, four lawsuits have been filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, citing claims to Harvard Pilgrim’s negligence and consumer harms. 

Harvard Pilgrim is conducting an ongoing investigation and expects to individually notify affected members by June 15. In the meantime, individuals who suspect that the breach might impact them can contact Harvard Pilgrim to enroll in complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. Those affected should also keep an eye out for the opportunity to join class action lawsuits in the future.

Since data breaches have become increasingly common, all consumers should freeze their credit and take steps to fight identity theft.


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