On December 29, 2022, Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC (“BBA”) filed notice of a data breach with the Attorney General of Massachusetts after an unauthorized party was able to access sensitive consumer information stored on the company’s computer network. Based on the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to consumers’ full names and Social Security numbers. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, BBA began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.
Chances are, if you received a data breach notice from Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC, you may not have heard of the company and may wonder how it obtained your information. This understandably adds to your concern and frustration. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, third-party data breaches such as this one are becoming increasingly common. However, the fact that you didn’t provide your information directly to BBA doesn’t change the fact that the company had a duty to protect your sensitive information. Additionally, as a data breach victim, you have certain rights, including the right to pursue a claim against any company that negligently leaks your information. While it’s too early to tell if BBA was negligent in how it stored consumers’ information, data breach lawyers are investigating the recent breach and can inform consumers of their rights in the wake of the Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC data breach.
What We Know So Far About the Bay Bridge Administrators Breach
Bay Bridge Administrators is a third-party administrator of insurance products that works directly with many major insurance carriers and employers. In this role, BBA receives personal information from individuals, employers, and insurance carriers in connection with individuals’ enrollment in employment insurance benefits plans.
The available information regarding the Bay Bridge Administrators breach comes from the company’s filing with the Attorney General of Massachusetts. According to this source, BBA recently experienced a data security incident in which an unauthorized party was able to access information stored on the BBA computer network.
In response to learning about this incident, BBA conducted an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the breach and whether any consumer information was subject to unauthorized access. The company’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to access portions of its network and that some of the files that were accessible contained confidential information belonging to certain consumers.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, Bay Bridge Administrators began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your first and last name and Social Security number.
On December 29, 2022, Bay Bridge Administrators sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident. While the total number of people affected by the Bay Bridge Administrators data breach is not currently known, the Massachusetts Attorney General reports that there were 1,441 victims in Massachusetts alone.
More Information About Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC
Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC is a third-party administrator of employee insurance plans located in Austin, Texas. The company oversees various employer-offered insurance products, including accident insurance, cancer and specified disease insurance, heart attack, heart disease & stroke insurance, retiree medical insurance, and voluntary disability insurance. In its role as a third-party administrator, BBA assists employers with various administrative functions, such as enrollment, invoicing, record-keeping and compliance. Bay Bridge Administrators employs more than 105 people and generates approximately $29 million in annual revenue.