Data of 75,000 at risk after breach of federal insurance exchanges

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting unauthorized access to consumer data in systems that support federal insurance exchanges.

The agency says the breach affects personal information of thousands of individuals who get their health insurance from Federally Facilitated Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

The exchanges enable agents and brokers to assist consumers with applications for insurance coverage. Late last week, CMS announced that earlier in the week the agency detected unusual activity in the exchanges, known by the acronym FFEs.

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