Premera Signs $10 Million Breach Settlement With 30 States

July 11, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross has signed a $10 million HIPAA settlement with the attorneys general of 30 states in the wake of a data breach that exposed personal information on more than 10.4 million individuals nationwide.

The settlement tied to a 2014 breach disclosed in 2015 was announced Thursday by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.

The coalition of 30 state attorneys general, led by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, investigated Seattle-based Premera's cybersecurity vulnerabilities that gave a hacker unrestricted access to protected health information for nearly a year, Tong said in a statement.

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