Health Insurance Computer Data Reported Stolen

Computer records containing medical claim information, health data and Social Security numbers of 28,279 health insurance customers of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. were stolen from the office of a vendor in Massachusetts, the company said. A lockbox that contained computer backup tapes with information on Nationwide Health Plan customers was taken during an Oct. 26 break-in at Concentra Preferred Systems in Weymouth, Mass., Columbus-based Nationwide said.

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