Blue Shield of California - 15/02/2014

On January 15, 2014, Blue Shield of California received information that a transaction confirmation page on their website was displaying Agent ID numbers and in some cases those Agent ID numbers were the agent's Social Security number.The website page shows billing, payment and other account information associated with an applicant/policyholder's Blue Shield account. Blue Shield uses the agent's name and agent ID number as a means of associating the agent with their client in order to facilitate record keeping and policy administration.  The transaction confirmation pages that display and agent's ID/SSN number were visible to those policy holders who applied and/or initiated payment of a current policy through Blue Shield's Website from December 20, 2013 and January 16, 2014. It is unknown at this time if the exposed SSN's have been misused.