95,000 Delawareans Impacted by Data Breach


The Delaware Department of Insurance is warning residents after a data security breach that was suffered by Dominion National, an insurer and administrator of dental and vision insurance benefits.

In April, Dominion National discovered that servers containing enrollment data, demographic details and personal information of consumers, plan producers and healthcare providers may have been accessed by an unauthorized party. The investigation uncovered that the unauthorized access may have occurred as early as August 2010.

The state’s Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro said “Upon receiving notice of this breach, I asked that our market conduct division begin an investigation to learn all of the facts behind this incident. The Department of Insurance will determine if appropriate safeguards were in place, and if private consumer information was handled properly.”

On June 17, the comprehensive review determined that the potentially compromised information might include the following information: data, names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, Social Security numbers, taxpayer identification numbers, and subscriber names of what amounts to 10% of Delaware’s population.

Dominion National says there is “no evidence that any information was in fact accessed, acquired or missed.” They say they will provide assistance to all individuals potentially impacted at dominionnationalfacts.com or by calling (877) 503-8923.