Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating DC Health Link regarding its recent data breach. The DC Health Link data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 56,000 individuals.
ABOUT DC HEALTH LINK:
DC Health Link is a health insurance marketplace serving the Washington, D.C. community. As a health care marketplace, DC Health Link helps connect customers with health insurance plans that fit their needs. DC Health Link offers a variety of plans for individuals and families, small businesses, and employees. While primarily offering its services online, DC Health Link also has 7 in-person enrollment centers throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
On March 6, 2022, DC Health Link discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, DC Health Link determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information and published it on a public data breach forum online. On March 10, 2023, DC Health Link began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Health insurance information
- Contact information
- Employer information
- Enrollee information
If you received a breach notification letter from DC Health Link:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the DC Health Link data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by DC Health Link;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.