Vermont reports privacy violation on health care exchange
Vermont state officials have confirmed a privacy breach on the state’s health care exchange web site.
The exchange, named Vermont Health Connect, offers a health care insurance market under the federal Affordable Care Act.
According to a report filed with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by state officials, on October 17 a consumer who had signed up on the web site received a copy of his application in the mail. On the back of the application was a handwritten note: “VERMONT HEALTH CONNECT IS NOT A SECURE WEBSITE!”