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Friday November 09, 2018

HealthCare.gov System Hack Is Much Worse Than Initially Thought

It seems that the HealthCare.gov hack that we reported on earlier this month is more concerning that initially thought. A letter is being mailed out to citizens who have been affected by the hack.

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Name, date of birth, address, sex, and the last four digits of the Social Security number (SSN), if SSN was provided on the application. Other information provided on the application, including expected income, tax filing status, family relationships, whether the applicant is a citizen or an immigrant, immigration document types and numbers, employer name, whether the applicant was pregnant, and whether the applicant already had health insurance. Information provided by other federal agencies and data sources to confirm the information provided on the application, and whether the Marketplace asked the applicant for documents or explanations. The results of the application, including whether the applicant was eligible to enroll in a qualified health plan (QHP), and if eligible, the tax credit amount. And if the applicant enrolled, the name of the insurance plan, the premium, and dates of coverage. The information that was accessible did not include bank account numbers, credit card numbers, or diagnosis or treatment information.

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