Blue Shield of California members may have had their data exposed in a November data breach. Information included member names, dates of birth, addresses, subscriber IDs, social security numbers, and vision related treatment details. The company has offered no-cost credit monitoring and identity restoration services to affected members. It is the latest company to suffer a health data breach, with the healthcare industry experiencing the greatest financial impact, averaging $10.9 million in costs per breach.
The recent cyber attack on Change Healthcare disrupted healthcare operations and impacted around a third of US patient records. The American Hospital Association, UnitedHealth Group