Agency of Human Services - 03/01/2014

Vermont Agency of Human Services notified individuals of a data breach containing names and Social Security numbers of individuals. The email distribution list inadvertently included all AHS employees and some contractors. According to the agency, the email was opened by numerous AHS employees, a subsequent email was promptly sent that instructed recipients of the email to "hard delete" it so it did not remain in their email delete box. For those with questions or concerns can call Joanne Dunster, Benefit Programs Assistant Administrator/ESD HIPAA Liaison at 1-802-769-6155.