Consulting Firm Hit With Class Action Over Data Breach

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By Kelcey Caulder (April 19, 2022, 7:31 PM EDT) — Consulting firm Horizon Actuarial Services LLC is facing a proposed class action over a November 2021 data breach that allegedly affected more than 100,000 individuals who were signed up for benefit plans through their employers.

Justin Sherwood sued Horizon in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Tuesday, claiming the firm failed to safeguard his and others’ personal information, allowing their names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and health plan information to be stolen by criminal hackers.

According to the complaint, the breach affected 25 multiemployer benefit plans and thousands of plan participants. Sherwood seeks to…

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