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DentaQuest notifies local families of possible fraud




DentaQuest notifies local families of possible fraud
DentaQuest notifies local families of possible fraud



http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/8389835/article-DentaQuest-notifies-local-families-of-possible-fraud 

By Rick Norton
Associate Editor
Cleveland Daily Banner
July 6, 2010

A dental benefits manager for multiple government programs in the U.S. 
has declined to identify the number of Bradley County families 
potentially impacted by the theft of a contracted employee's laptop 
computer containing confidential information like client names and 
Social Security Numbers.

In a statement datelined out of Nashville, DentaQuest reported the 
laptop theft occurred March 20 in Chicago and was informed of the 
incident April 1. The company offered no explanation for the 12-day 
notification delay.

DentaQuest reported the laptop contained a database which held the 
personal information of approximately 76,000 clients. The contractor 
advised most of the data is not considered sensitive, but the device did 
contain the first names, last names and Social Security Numbers of about 
21,000 individuals. Some 10,500 are Tennessee residents.

In Tennessee, DentaQuest provides dental benefits coverage for TennCare 
and CoverKids.

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