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Aetna Will Pay $17M To Settle HIV Privacy Breach Lawsuit

The following information appeared on FierceHealthCare.com 

Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by people whose HIV status was revealed in a mailing from the insurer.

The breach, which came to light in August, occurred when Aetna sent letters to about 12,000 individuals that contained instructions for filling HIV medication prescriptions. In some cases, that information was visible through a clear opening in the envelope—causing members’ family members, roommates and neighbors to learn of their HIV status.

To read the full article, visit FierceHealthCare.com