Premera Blue Cross said yesterday that it had been hacked and its systems accessed over a period dating back to May 2014, a revelation that upended the insurance and health care industries still reeling from the massive Anthem hack just more than a month ago. What’s more, claims and clinical information was among the information exposed on more than 11 million people, which means that in addition to a financial intrusion, this hack is intensely personal for anyone with sensitive health information in the Premera ecosystem.
With the two largest hacks in healthcare history reported this year, and both targeting the payer side consumers might be wondering: Is health insurance under attack?
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