Data breach for Apple Health (Medicaid) managed care plan: What clients need to know

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), one of five managed care plans that serves Apple Health (Medicaid) clients, has informed HCA that a vendor of theirs was hacked, resulting in a data breach. At this time, it appears that approximately 382,000 individuals are affected, including approximately 370,000 Apple Health clients.

HCA is working with CHPW to help ensure clients have the information and resources needed to protect themselves. We know this can be stressful. CHPW will provide 12 months of credit and identity monitoring for affected individuals, and is sending a letter to impacted clients this week with more information. 

If you are an Apple Health (Medicaid) client enrolled in managed care through CHPW, you can call CHPW’s customer service line at 1-800-440-1561 to learn more.