- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A top Vermont official is seeking to reassure lawmakers that the security of people’s private information in the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange is being well protected.

Lawrence Miller, director of health reform for the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin, appeared before a House committee on Wednesday and said problems found in a recently released federal audit date from before the state switched vendors in the operation of the health exchange.

The Associated Press reported last week that Vermont was one of three states singled out by the General Accounting Office as having security flaws.

Miller told the House Health Care Committee security is an ongoing challenge. He says the exchange has never been successfully hacked, but acknowledges information has been sent on occasion to the wrong exchange subscriber.

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