A legislative panel that’s overseeing the rollout of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is holding a special meeting in response to a security breach by the new agency. The MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee meets Tuesday morning at the Capitol.
An employee of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange no longer works there after releasing private information about insurance agents. MNsure executive director April Todd-Malmlov told the agency’s board of directors Friday that the employee violated internal policy by storing unencrypted personal information about Minnesota insurance agents on a computer desktop.
The board of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is meeting with plans to discuss a recent security breach. MNsure’s board of directors meets Friday afternoon. The gathering comes a week after a MNsure employee accidentally sent out personal information.
Gov. Mark Dayton is defending Minnesota’s online health insurance exchange after an accidental release of the private data of more than 2,400 insurance agents. MNsure officials say they quickly remedied the error by an employee, and will investigate it.
With the possible theft of millions of consumer email addresses from an advertising company, several large companies have started warning customers to expect fraudulent emails that try to coax account login information from them.