02.08.2018 Back to News

HIPAA Alert: Aetna to pay $17 million after mailing revealed patients' HIV meds

Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement after a class action lawsuit argued the health insurer breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications. 

Court documents state the company sent patients envelopes with large, clear display windows that revealed they were prescribed HIV medications.  

Learn more about what happened and how the courts made their decisions by visiting this link: 
Aetna to pay $17 million after mailing revealed patients' HIV meds

Questions About HIPAA and how to safeguard patient information?

Contact HIPAA Privacy Officer Zorana Vojnovic at (402) 354-6863 or zorana.vojnovic@nmhs.org.