Health Net Data Breach Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of customers of Health Net, LLC whose personal and sensitive information was accessed as a result of a data breach that occurred in January 2021. The breach reportedly involves Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfers, and is reported to have potentially exposed the information of over 1 million people.

If you received a notice of breach of data from any of the following, you may be entitled to relief.

  • Health Net, LLC
  • Health Net of California, Inc.
  • Health Net Life Insurance Company
  • Health Net Community Solutions, Inc.
  • California Health & Wellness Plan (“CHW”)
  • Centene Corporation
  • CalViva Health

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More Information on the Health Net Customer Data Breach

Health Net, LLC partners with Accellion, a third-party software vendor, to transfer large files, which can include sensitive personal information. Health Net reportedly learned from Accellion of a breach of its electronic systems on January 25, 2021. Health Net did not begin notifying customers of the breach for another two months, beginning in late March 2021.

According to reports, 1,236,902 patients and customers of Health Net—686,556 customers of Health Net Community Solutions, 523,709 customers of Health Net of California, and 26,637 customers of Health Net Life Insurance Company—and 80,138 customers of CHW, for a total of approximately 1.3 million people, are reported to have had their personal information impacted and exposed during the breach.

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Our firm is a nationally recognized leader in class action litigation and arbitration of claims brought by consumers alleging privacy invasions, manufacturing defects, and false advertising. We are committed to advancing and protecting the rights of every citizen to control their own personal information and be free of hidden or undisclosed tracking.

In previous cases, we have successfully applied privacy laws on behalf of our clients to lead litigation that held websites and other companies accountable for alleged privacy violations. For example, in the Lenovo spyware litigation, Girard Sharp and its co-lead counsel negotiated a favorable settlement after the court certified a nationwide class of computer purchasers whose online activities were surreptitiously monitored by pre-installed software that degraded the computers’ performance, operating continuously in the background as it analyzed browsing activity and injected ads into visited webpages.

As lead counsel in the OPM data breach litigation, we obtained a reversal of the dismissal of claims brought on behalf of 22 million federal employees and job applicants whose highly personal facts were hacked and stolen. We then negotiated a settlement that provides for minimum $700 payments to class members with compensable loss. Similarly, in Corona v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, we represented Sony employees in the wake of a cyberattack attributed to North Korea as retaliation for the parody film The Interview. Girard Sharp and its co-lead counsel secured a settlement that fully reimbursed class members’ actual losses and provided extended credit monitoring—a structure adopted in many subsequent data breach settlements.

We also represented non-Yahoo subscribers whose emails with Yahoo email subscribers were illegally intercepted and scanned by Yahoo. As a result of our litigation efforts, Yahoo restructured its email delivery architecture so that incoming and outgoing email traffic is no longer intercepted while in transit—bringing its scanning practices into compliance with federal law—and fairly disclosed its email scanning practices. The Honorable Lucy H. Koh noted that “Class Counsel achieved these benefits” after prosecuting the case for the affected individuals “in an effective and cost-efficient manner.” 2016 WL 4474612 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016).

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