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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services is notifying some NJ FamilyCare clients about a recent breach involving their names and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.

On or after April 11, the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services mailed out 1095B tax forms that confirm adults and their dependents are receiving health coverage from NJ FamilyCare. The forms are sent to the head of the household and list the names and last four digits of the Social Security numbers of all dependents in the household having coverage. 

On and after April 18, the Division learned forms mailed to 842 households mistakenly included the names and last four digits of a client’s Social Security number for individuals who are not part of that household. No other personal information was included.

The Division immediately commenced an investigation and found that a data compiling error caused some individuals to be added to the wrong household and 1095B form.

The Department values privacy and confidentiality and regrets that this incident occurred. The Department is asking those who received incorrect information to destroy the form. It is also reviewing and updating its standard operating procedures for mailings.

Questions or concerns regarding this matter can be directed to the Division at 609-588-2012 or 1-800-356-1561 or by email to MAHS.Privacy@dhs.state.nj.us.

 
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