Beckett v Aetna

Click here for the complaint: Beckett v Aetna

Federal lawsuit: Aetna’s envelope revealed HIV information of 12,000 customers in 23 states

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 28, 2017) – A 52-year-old Bucks County man, whose sister learned from an unopened large-window envelope that arrived in their mail that he was taking HIV medications, is the lead plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit against Aetna contending the insurer’s mailing violated the law by revealing HIV information of approximately 12,000 customers in at least 23 states.

The lawsuit, filed August 28, 2017 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, says information about HIV medication was clearly visible through the large window of the Aetna envelope, revealing the highly confidential matter to family, roommates, friends, neighbors, landlords, mail carriers, and even complete strangers. It demands that Aetna cease the practice, reform procedures, and pay damages.

Copy of redacted envelope received by an Aetna customer

Copy of redacted envelope received by an Aetna customer

Click here for the press release issued August 28, 2017 announcing the filing of the lawsuit.


Click here for the August 24, 2017 Demand Letter.


Click here for the press release announcing August 24, 2017 Demand Letter.

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