LANSING, MI - Michigan consumers are being alerted to yet another data breach affecting Inmediata Health Group, which provides billing and other administrative services to health care providers and health plans around the country.\r\nMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita G. Fox encouraged residents to take extra precautions to help protect information that may have been compromised.\r\nThe breach exposed personal and medical information, which varies between individuals, but can include patient names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, gender, patient addresses, and medical claim information like dates of service, diagnosis codes, procedure codes and treating physician.\r\nThe Attorney General\u2019s Office became aware of the breach when two consumers called its Consumer Protection Division after receiving multiple letters from the company dated April 22, 2019, including some misaddressed to other persons. It is unclear how many Michigan residents were impacted at this time, and Nessel\u2019s Corporate Oversight Division is seeking additional information about the breach through a letter to Inmediata to determine its impact in Michigan.\r\n\u201cWe have an opportunity to improve Michigan law by adding the Attorney General\u2019s Office as a required state department to be notified by companies impacted by data breaches,\u201d said Nessel\r\n\u201cData breaches can be devastating to the affected individuals,\u201d she added. \u201cIt\u2019s important this office provide affected customers with any and all available resources to help limit the effects of this \u2013 or any \u2013 breach. And today, we\u2019re doing just that.\u201d\r\n\u201cIndividuals who have been notified that their personal information may have been exposed in the Inmediata data breach are encouraged to closely monitor their financial accounts,\u201d said Fox. \u201cIf suspicious activity is detected it should be immediately reported to the individual\u2019s financial institution.\u201d\r\nData breaches are becoming increasingly common in today\u2019s highly tech-savvy society. This is the second breach since the Attorney General took office that she learned of from sources other than the company itself.\u00a0The last breach was Wolverine Solutions Group.\r\nAffected individuals of any data breach and all Michiganders can take these steps to further protect their information:\r\n\r\n\r\n \tFind out what information was compromised and act accordingly.\r\n \tPull your free credit report at\u00a0annualcreditreport.com\u00a0or by calling 877-322-8228.\r\n \tPut a fraud alert on your credit file. The\u00a0Federal Trade Commission provides a checklist\u00a0for this.\r\n \tConsider a security freeze on your credit file.\r\n \tTake advantage of any free services being offered as a result of the breach.\r\n \tUse two-factor authentication on your online accounts whenever it\u2019s available.\r\n\r\nFor more information on what to do during a data breach, review the Michigan Attorney General\u2019s\u00a0consumer alert on data breaches. A toll-free information hotline is being provided by the company to answer consumer questions at 833-389-2392.