The Phoenix-based Banner Health has agreed to pay a proposed sum of up to $6 million to settle consolidated class-action lawsuits related to the massive 2016 data breach. As a part of the settlement of the litigation, the healthcare delivery network will be making reimbursement of expenses related to the breach.
What does the settlement cover?
Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiffs will able to submit reimbursement claims for expenses incurred as a result of the data breach. Claims will be accepted up to a maximum of $500 per person for standard expenses and up to $10,000 for extraordinary expenses.
Additionally, patients affected by the breach will also be offered an additional 2 years of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.