Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is notifying nearly 40,000 individuals that two archive backup hard drives containing ISMA group health and life insurance databases were stolen while being transported to an offsite storage facility.
How many victims? 39,090.
What type of personal information? Different people had different information affected, but the data included names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, health plan numbers, Social Security numbers, and medical history information included on enrollment applications for health insurance coverage.
What happened? Two archive backup hard drives containing ISMA group health and life insurance databases were stolen while being transported to an offsite storage facility.
What was the response? ISMA reported the incident to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and an investigation is ongoing. ISMA is evaluating internal processes to prevent future incidents. All potentially impacted individuals are being notified, and offered a free year of credit monitoring and repair services.
Details: The theft occurred on Feb. 13.
Quote: “At this time, the ISMA has no knowledge of any use or attempted use of the information exposed in this incident,” according to a FAQ posted to the ISMA website.
Source: ismanet.org, “Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) Computer Equipment Theft Involving Personal Information,” March 2015.