Last week up to 260,000 Medicaid, BadgerCare and SeniorCare participants in Wisconsin received a brochure that had something extra on the address label--their social security numbers. As a consequence, the company responsible for the mailing, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) says it will offer those affected free identity theft insurance and credit monitoring with all three credit bureaus for one year. EDS says the monitoring plus the cost of resending the brochure will cost the company nearly $1 million.
A letter detailing the insurance and monitoring programs will be sent out next week. Affected customers will have 90 days to … Read more