The Hartwell Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Hartwell Corporation (“Hartwell”) regarding its recent data breach. The Hartwell data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Hartwell is an employee-owned insurance agency based in Idaho. Founded in 1963, Hartwell provides insurance, surety bonds, and risk management programs for its clients’ business, professional, and personal needs. With access to leading insurance markets, Hartwell offers access to a wide range of insurance solutions, including group and individual health insurance, life insurance, general liability insurance, commercial auto insurance, workers compensation insurance, cyber insurance, home and rental insurance, and professional liability insurance. Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Hartwell has two additional locations in Idaho and employs over 50 individuals.


On April 20, 2023, Hartwell discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Hartwell determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a Hartwell email account between March 20, 2023, and April 19, 2023. On January 3, 2024, Hartwell began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial account information

If you received a breach notification letter from The Hartwell Corporation:

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

If you were impacted by the Hartwell data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by The Hartwell Corporation:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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