Health Plan of San Joaquin Announces Email Security Breach

2021-05-28 13:28:00
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Data breachOn May 18, 2021, Health Plan of San Joaquin (“HPSJ”) reported to the California Attorney General’s office that an unauthorized person acquired access to certain HPSJ employee email accounts and possibly viewed or acquired sensitive information between the period of September 26, 2020 to October 12, 2020.

HPSJ states that once they were able to identify the affected employee emails, they immediately changed the passwords for those email accounts to prevent further access by the unauthorized user. HPSJ further investigated this incident and was able to confirm that the breached email accounts included the protected health information of 420,433 individuals.

What Information Was Involved?

  • First and Last names
  • Health Plan of San Joaquin member ID numbers
  • Social Security numbers
  • Claim ID numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical ID number
  • Medical record number (MRN)
  • Prescription information
  • Treatment information

Health Plan of San Joaquin is a not-for-profit leading Medi-Cal managed care provider part of the two-plan model which serves as the local initiative in both San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. Offices are located in French Camp, California, and Modesto, California.  HPSJ has a network of over 350 providers, over 700 physicians, 19 hospitals and 5 federally qualified health centers that serve over 91% of Medi-Cal recipients in San Joaquin County and over 68% in Stanislaus County serving over 335,000 members.

In 2019, HPSJ received an annual revenue from the state and federal governments totaling $1 Billion. $940 Million was distributed to community healthcare providers to cover members’ healthcare costs.

NOTICE: If you are a current or former Health Plan of San Joaquin patient and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options.