FL Medicaid Provider Missing Client Information


The parent company of Sunshine Health, which handles Medicaid plans for the state of Florida, said Tuesday it was missing six hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients.

St. Louis-based Centene Corp. said the hard drives don’t include financial or payment details, but the missing information does have names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers and health information of patients who received laboratory services between 2009 and 2015.

Centene said it was notifying regulators and affected individuals, who will be offered free credit and health care monitoring.

Centene said it was publicizing the internal search “out of an abundance of caution.”

Centene is a Fortune 500 company that runs managed health-care plans for Medicaid programs in various states.

According to Centene’s website, Sunshine Health is one of the largest Medicaid health plans in Florida and the largest awardee for statewide Medicaid managed care. Sunshine Health lists office locations throughout the Tampa Bay area.