Info of hundreds of Wisconsin Medicaid members may have been exposed

Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 8:10 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The personal information of hundreds of Wisconsin Medicaid participants may have been exposed.

Gainwell Technologies LLC has announced that an “unauthorized individual” gained access to an account on Oct. 29, 2020. The tech firm says that may have exposed names, member identification numbers and billing codes.

Gainwell provides services to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Medicaid Program.

On Jan. 15, notifications were sent to 1,281 Wisconsin Medicaid members who may have had their information exposed.

These members are being offered free credit monitoring for one year. Call 1-855-525-2743 to make arrangements with Experian, which has a contract with Gainwell to provide free credit monitoring and protection for members whose information may have been exposed.

The hack was discovered on Nov. 16.

Gainwell says it has been working with DHS to prevent future incidents.

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