Highmark leaks info for 3.7K Medicare Advantage members

Pennsylvania's largest health insurer, Highmark, recently notified nearly 3,700 Medicare Advantage members that some of their personal and medical information had been leaked without authorization, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The insurer said a mailroom employee caused an error that sent Security Blue and Freedom Blue members others' risk assessment results. The results included medications being taken by members, scores on mood tests for depression and scores for frailty tests. "It is unlikely that anyone has done anything with this data," said Lisa Martinelli, chief privacy officer for parent organization Highmark Health, according to the Tribune-Review. Article