Ohio Medicaid Recipients Information Leaked Due Computer Error

2019, April, Breaches

Who: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)

# of Records/People Affected: 1000
When: 5 April 2019

What happened: Computer error led to inadvertent information leak.

How Did it happen: Ohio Benefits reportedly supports certain ODJFS and Medicaid programs and is administered through a contract with Accenture under the purview of DAS. Information about recipients may have been leaked in three separate instances.

Outcome: The DAS says that out of an abundance of caution and transparency, the State is providing notification to the public and those impacted. The release says those potentially impacted by the issue are being notified and will be offered one year of identity theft protection at no cost. Details on that coverage will be included in the notifications to impacted individuals.