Mar 8, 2024

Horizon Actuarial Data Breach

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In November 2021, Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC was the subject of a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 194,195 clients. Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and healthcare plan information were included in the breach, and Horizon only discovered the brief because the group of hackers reached out to the organization bragging about their malicious actions. The victims of the breach are now at risk of financial crimes, such as identity theft and fraud, which prompted them to file an official lawsuit against Horizon, alleging that the organization failed to protect their client's information from unauthorized access. To make matters worse, Horizon chose to wait until January 2022 to notify the affected clients, keeping their customers in the dark for months and leaving them defenseless against the consequences. 

If Horizon had properly safeguarded its network and databases, we wouldn’t have found ourselves in this situation, but their negligence has brought hardship to many of their clients' lives. Anyone who has done business with Horizon is potentially at risk of losing their identity or falling victim to more serious instances of financial crime, but you can mitigate some of the damage with the help of an attorney. They’ll use their expertise, experience, and knowledge to help you stay safe from further harm, and if you discover you’re already a victim, they can help you hold the negligent organization responsible for recklessly endangering their customer base.

At Morgan & Morgan, we stand with the victims of all data breaches, especially those impacted by Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC. Our firm has successfully handled numerous data breaches in the past, often recovering multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of the victims, and helped our clients recover from some of the most challenging moments in their lives. With over $20 billion recovered for our clients, offices from coast to coast, and resources that other firms can only dream of, only one firm can confidently deliver the best results after a data breach: Morgan & Morgan.

Contact us today to get started, and read on for more information.

Who Was Impacted by the Breach?

Horizon’s November 2021 data breach exposed the personal information of 195,195, putting them at risk for identity theft, fraud, or worse. The company began notifying the affected customers in January 2022. However, they discovered the breach in November, and for months, the victimized customers went through life without knowing they were at risk of financial crimes, some of which may have fallen victim to these crimes during that period. According to the lawsuit, the breach was a result of Horizon’s lackluster data security standards, but only those who opted in to select Horizon plans are at risk of financial crimes. For more information about the affected benefit plans, visit Horizon’s “Notice of Data Incident” online resource and compare your plan against the list of affected programs.

What Should I Do if I Discover That I’m a Victim?

If Horizon notified you that your personal information was exposed, or if you discovered that your benefit plan was amongst the affected programs, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence once your information is exposed, and you can prevent further hardship by acting sooner rather than later. Once you’ve retained a trusted attorney, they can help you contact the financial institutions you do business with and check for evidence of fraudulent activity. They’ll also help dispute any fraudulent charges, help you cancel compromised financial accounts, and offer advice on how to stay safe in the future. 

Additionally, Horizon is offering free Identity Monitoring services for twelve months to anyone whose information was exposed. While this doesn’t begin to compensate the affected customers for their hardship, it’s a good idea to take advantage of their offer for the time being, as it can be effective against identity theft and other crimes. 

Morgan & Morgan is beginning a class-action lawsuit against Horizon for negligently exposing their customer’s personal information, but we need your help. The more victims that come forward, the more likely we are to reach a verdict that adequately compensates the victims, something Horizon has yet to do. Not only did their negligence expose their customers to a risk of harm, but their failure to immediately notify the owners of the affected accounts has only made the problem worse. They let their clients continue idly while knowing they were at risk, which is nothing short of an unacceptable offense. Our lawsuit will hold Horizon accountable for its negligence and, hopefully, set a positive precedent for other organizations to follow in the future.

Contact Morgan & Morgan

If you were impacted by Horizon Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC’s November 2021 data breach, our attorneys are here to help. Once we receive your initial consultation, you’ll be protected from beginning to end, with everyone involved placing your best interests at the forefront of the litigation. Our attorneys know what it takes to get the job done, and it costs nothing to hire us. Rather than burden you with legal fees, we take our fee from the favorable settlement or jury award to save you the expense and focus everyone on one singular goal: reaching the best possible outcome.

Together, we can hold Horizon accountable for its negligence and award compensation to all of its victims. Contact us today to join the lawsuit.