As reported by Ben Keller, at DataGuidance.com, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced, on July 5, 2011, that health insurer WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay $100,000 for a PHI security breach that occurred between October 2009 and March 2010.
Continue Reading The Parade of PHI Security Breaches: WellPoint Finally Settles with the Attorney General of Indiana

On January 18, 2011, the office of Attorney General William Sorrell of Vermont announced in a press release that it had settled a lawsuit against Health Net, Inc., involving an alleged PHI security breach, by means of a consent decree which requires court approval.
Continue Reading The Parade of PHI Security Breaches: Escalating Enforcement Activity by State Attorneys General – Most Recently in Vermont

A type of relatively new insurance coverage may be an option for those who worry that even airtight, well-implemented policies and procedures may not be enough to protect a healthcare provider against financial losses from a PHI security breach.
Continue Reading PHI: What Can a Provider Do to “Insure” Against a Security Breach?