Health Plan Lawsuits and Data Breach Claims: Recent Developments and Implications

Five class action lawsuits have been filed against Premera Blue Cross in federal court in Seattle, Washington following the recent report of a data breach that affected approximately 11 million individuals. The lawsuits make similar allegations that Premera failed to protect sensitive information from attack. One lawsuit alleged a violation of the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

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