Anyone who received a letter from MCNA Insurance Company (also known as MCNA Dental) stating that their or their child’s information was exposed in a data breach.
What’s Going On?
MCNA, a dental health insurer and benefits management company, recently announced that it experienced a data breach between February 26 and March 7, 2023 during which nearly 9 million individuals’ personal and health information was exposed. Attorneys are now looking to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of data breach victims.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help compensate data breach victims for any damages they’ve experienced as a result of the breach and potentially force MCNA Dental to improve its data security practices.
What You Can Do
If you got an MCNA Dental data breach letter, like this one, fill out the form on this page to find out how you can help the investigation.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who received a letter from Managed Care of North America (also known as MCNA Insurance Company and MCNA Dental) stating that their or their child’s information was involved in a data breach.
The dental health insurer and benefits management company recently announced that an unauthorized party had gained access to its computer system between February 26 and March 7, 2023 and was able to view and make copies of consumers’ personal and health information. According to a notice provided to the Maine Attorney General’s office, nearly 9 million people – including current and former patients, their parents or guardians, and guarantors – were affected by the breach.
The attorneys believe MCNA Dental may not have had adequate data security measures in place. They’re now looking to file a class action lawsuit to hold the company accountable and help compensate data breach victims for any damages they’ve suffered.
If you got an MCNA Dental data breach letter, which can be viewed here, fill out the form on this page to find out more about the investigation and how you may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
MCNA Dental Data Breach: Why Did I Get a Letter?
MCNA Dental, one of the largest dental insurers for government-sponsored Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), stated that it is providing notice of the data breach on behalf of over 100 corporations, insurance plans and state agencies it works with, a list of which can be found here.
According to the insurer’s online data breach notice, those who were mailed data breach letters have either received services at one of MCNA’s locations, are the parents or guarantors for someone who received such services, are health care providers for those members or are employees of MCNA.
MCNA Dental reportedly discovered unauthorized activity on its computer system on March 6, 2023 and, after investigating, determined that “a criminal” had been able to access the sensitive data stored there for over a week.
The insurer says the following consumer information may have been exposed in the breach:
Identifying and contact information, such as first and last names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses
Social Security numbers
Driver’s license numbers or other government-issued ID numbers
Health insurance information, such as plan information, insurance companies and ID numbers
Medical information, such as doctor visits, doctors’ names, past care, x-rays, photos, medicines and treatment
Bills and insurance claims
A ransomware group known as LockBit has reportedly claimed responsibility for the data breach and, after demanding $10 million as a ransom payment, published all the data on its website on April 7.
It’s believed that MCNA Dental may not have had adequate data security measures in place to prevent the breach and waited an unreasonable amount of time, until late May, before notifying those affected.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could potentially help compensate data breach victims for damages related to the breach, including:
The cost of obtaining credit reports, medical records and additional credit monitoring or identity theft protection services
Time spent dealing with the effects of the breach
Loss of privacy
Damage to credit
A lawsuit could also potentially force MCNA Dental to implement stronger data security to ensure consumers’ information is protected from further unauthorized access.
What You Can Do
If you received a data breach letter from MCNA Dental, fill out the form on this page to get in touch. An attorney or legal representative may then reach out to you directly to tell you more about the investigation and how you may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
It costs nothing to get in touch, and you’re not obligated to take legal action if you don’t want to.