Premera Blue Cross To Pay States $10M To End Breach Probe

Law360 (July 11, 2019, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Premera Blue Cross will pay $10 million to 30 states to settle allegations related to a 2014 data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 10.4 million people, according to announcements Thursday by state attorneys general.

The Pacific Northwest's largest health insurance company will pay $5.4 million of that total to Washington state, according to a consent decree filed in the state's Snohomish County Superior Court. The coalition of states said Premera failed to shore up its consumer data and also failed to warn the public of vulnerabilities both before and after the breach.

"Premera had an obligation to...

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