The private health information for more than 41,000 people is missing, after Unity Health Insurance says a portable hard drive containing the information disappeared from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. The device was first reported missing in December, and the incident has been under investigation by police.
The hard drive was at the schools are part of a benefits program evaluation. The data did not include the name, street address, Social Security Number, credit card, banking or financial information of any Unity member. The information lost was limited to the Unity member number, date of birth, city of residence, name of drug, and date of service for a group of members.
Unity sent out letters on Wednesday to 41,437 members affected by the possible data breach. They will be offered one-year of identity theft protection, which will be paid for by the provider.