Managers of Connecticut’s relatively smoothly running state-based health insurance exchange are having to answer questions about a security breach. Someone found a backpack containing personal information from hundreds of Access Health CT users at a deli in Hartford, Kevin Counihan, the exchange chief executive officer, said Friday in a statement.
An employee of Maximus, a company helping to run the exchange, told the company that he forgot the backpack in a delicatessen, officials said. Notepads in the backpack contained Social Security numbers for about 150 people and the names and birthdates of about 400 people, company representatives said.
Someone gave the backpack to state Rep. Jay Case, R-Conn., and Case called Access Health CT. The exchange staff has been working with the Hartford Police Department to investigate the security breach and contact the exchange users who were affected, Counihan said.