Aveanna Healthcare Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 12:43 PM
Affected by the Aveanna Healthcare data breach? Over 31,815 individuals' sensitive information, including Social Security, financial, medical, and insurance data, has been compromised. Learn what steps to take to protect your information.
Aveanna Healthcare Data Breach

What Happened?

Aveanna Healthcare, a prominent provider in the hospital and healthcare industry, recently experienced a significant data breach. On March 20, 2024, it was disclosed that sensitive information pertaining to 31,815 individuals in Texas was compromised. The types of information exposed include names, Social Security numbers, financial details, medical information, and health insurance data. This breach has raised concerns about the potential misuse of the affected individuals' personal and medical data.

Aveanna Healthcare has been actively addressing the situation and has reported the incident to the Texas Attorney General's office. For more details, you can view the official disclosure on the Texas Attorney General's website.

How Does This Affect You?

If you are a resident of Texas and have been a client of Aveanna Healthcare, there is a possibility that your personal information might have been exposed. The information at risk includes:

  • Your full name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial details such as account numbers, and credit or debit card information
  • Medical and health insurance information

This breach could potentially lead to identity theft, financial fraud, and unauthorized access to your medical records.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and any other financial transactions for unauthorized activity. If you notice anything suspicious, report it immediately to your financial institution.
  2. Credit Freeze or Fraud Alert: Consider placing a credit freeze or a fraud alert on your credit reports. This can help prevent new accounts from being opened in your name. Contact one of the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to implement these measures.
  3. Review Medical Statements: Keep an eye on any statements from your healthcare providers. If you see services you did not receive, alert your provider and insurance company immediately.
  4. Use Identity Theft Protection Services: Aveanna Healthcare has offered identity theft protection services to affected individuals. Enroll in these services to get additional protection and monitoring of your personal information.
  5. Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with any new information regarding the breach. Follow updates from Aveanna Healthcare and the Texas Attorney General's office.

Aveanna Healthcare has taken steps to notify affected individuals through U.S. Mail. If you believe you might be impacted but have not received a notification, it is advisable to contact Aveanna Healthcare directly for confirmation and further guidance.

By taking these steps, you can help safeguard your personal information and mitigate potential damages from this data breach.

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