As mentioned in the above article, Centene has reported having lost (or misplaced) 6 hard drives with patient data from 21 states totaling 95k patients. They claim it has no reason to believe anything malicious has been done with the data but its reporting in an effort to show an abundance of caution and transparency.
From the article above:
The hard drives contained the personal health information of customers who received laboratory services from 2009 to 2015. The personal information on its customers includes their name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, member ID number and health information.
The hard drives do not include any financial or payment information, Centene stated.
Neidorff said the hard drives were part of a data project using laboratory results “to improve the health outcomes of our members.”
As has become the de-facto aftermath effort Centere has indicated they will be contacting any possible patients that were / could be effected and offering monitoring for credit and healthcare accounts for an undisclosed time and from a undisclosed vendor.
Let’s hope this was a simple misplacement or shoddy logs of transfer / maintenance but to any and all effected folks please take due diligence to check and monitor your data.