Aetna Enveloped by HIV-Disclosure Lawsuit

Aetna sent letters to thousands of beneficiaries with HIV that plainly show in the envelope’s window information about anti-HIV medication, according to a class action lawsuit launched against the company. The letters went out to about 12,000 people, the suit claims, and violated their HIPAA privacy protection. The Hill reports: “The suit demands that Aetna cease the practice of sending information about HIV medications through the mail, reform its procedures and pay damages.” Aetna is reviewing the situation, but declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Source: The Hill