BCBS vendor inappropriately used employee record; WellPoint CEO search to take up to 6 months;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts said a vendor inappropriately used an employee record, so it notified about 15,000 current and former employees and is helping safeguard their information with free credit protection services, reported The Boston Globe. The insurer clarified that the incident "is not a security breach, does not involve medical information, and does not affect the data of any of our members, employer or provider partners." Article

> Roughly 6 million Americans will pay a penalty tax because they are uninsured in 2016, with collections totaling almost $7 billion, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. Report (.pdf)

> WellPoint's search for a new CEO likely will up to six months. The insurer plans to hire a search firm within the next week, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. Talk of possible candidates to replace Angela Braly focused on UnitedHealth exec Gail Boudreaux, Amerigroup CEO Jim Carlson, former Medco Health Solutions CEO David Snow and former Aetna CEO Ron Williams. Article

And Finally… Watch out for falling mattresses. Article

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