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Vermont Health-Care Exchange Compromised User’s Information



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The personal information of a user on Vermont Health Connect, the Green Mountain state’s health-care exchange, was compromised last month.

According to a report made to federal officials by state officials, a consumer received an envelope in the mail from an unidentified sender which contained a copy of his application for insurance on the state exchange. He reported the incident on October 17.

“On the back of the envelope was hand-written ‘VERMONT HEALTH CONNECT IS NOT A SECURE WEBSITE!’ This was also [written] on the back of the last page of the printed-out application,” according to the incident report, which was obtained by The Associated Press under Vermont’s public-records law.

According to Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access, the incident is the only one of its kind reported in Vermont and changes have been made to the way the exchange handles user names and passwords.

Early in November, a South Carolina man had his personal information compromised on HealthCare.gov, the federal health-care exchange website. 

Via Human Events.



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