On October 6, 2022, Amerigroup Insurance Company reported a data breach to the Texas Attorney’s Office. According to Amerigroup, the breach resulted in certain individuals’ names, addresses, social security numbers, and health insurance information being compromised. However, since Amerigroup has not yet posted any notification of the incident on its website or otherwise addressed the breach, the cause of the data breach remains unknown. Recently, Amerigroup has sent out data breach letters to all affected parties, notifying them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other scams.
Amerigroup’s data breach is just the latest in a series of data security incidents that have compromised the personal information of millions of Americans. In fact, the total number of data breaches in 2021 hit an all-time high at 68 percent over the previous year. As we in a previous piecehackers rely on more sophisticated methods to orchestrate these attacks, allowing them to target the most valuable information, which they can either use for identity theft or sell to other criminals on the dark web. The result is that data breach victims must remain vigilant in monitoring their credit reports and financial accounts after receiving a data breach letter like the one recently sent out by Amerigroup Insurance Company.
What We Know About the Amerigroup Insurance Corp. Data Breach to know
The available information regarding the data breach of Amerigroup Insurance Corp. are from the company’s filing with the Texas Attorney General. However, the company has not yet publicly released the breach letters it sent to victims of the breach, nor has it posted any notices of the incident on its website. As a result, available information about the breach is sparse.
However, according to Texas AG’s Data Security Breach Reports page, the incident impacted the names, addresses, social security numbers, and health insurance information of those affected. Additionally, Amerigroup estimates that 1,189 people were affected by the recent data breach in Texas alone. Since the company operates nationwide, it is very likely that the total number of US casualties is significantly higher.
On October 6, 2022, Amerigroup Insurance Corp. Data breach letters to anyone whose information has been compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Founded in 1994 as AMERICAID, Amerigroup Insurance Company is one of the largest insurance companies in the United States and the largest provider of healthcare to public programs. Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Amerigroup provides coverage for seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families, government employees and others through Medicare, Medicaid and various other state and federal insurance programs. Amerigroup Insurance Corp. has more than 13,728 employees and annual sales of approximately $4 billion.