Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Healthcare
  • Entity Name: VNS Health Health Plans (“VNS”)
  • Street Address: 220 East 42nd Street
  • City: New York
  • State, or Country if outside the US: New York
  • Zip Code: 10017

Submitted By

  • Name: Estelle Masiello
  • Title: Director & Deputy Privacy Officer
  • Firm name (if different than entity):
  • Telephone Number: (212)609-7884
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Cognizant/TMG is a vendor and HIPAA business associate of VNS

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 103,775
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 1
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 05/30/2023 - 06/02/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 06/21/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • Internal system breach, External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 8/14/2023-8/21/2023
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: VNS Individual Notice Letter 08_03_23.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: 12 months IDX Personal Identity and Privacy Protection servicesnavigate_