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After the federal government’s online healthcare exchange went live, many individuals looking to sign up through the Web-based resource faced technical problems and weren’t able to enroll. While this issue has been addressed publicly and largely remedied, there are now concerns in the cybersecurity community about the digital safeguards put in place to protect the private information of people who have signed up online, according to The Associated Press.

In a meeting with various members of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, questions were posed to Chief Information Officer Frank Baitman about the level of security in place on The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that asks the administration of President Barack Obama, the chief supporter of the Affordable Care Act, to update the public concerning the numbers of people, according to ZIP code, who have enrolled through the federal exchange.

At the same time, top government security officials involved with the healthcare rollout testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the most updated version of the healthcare website passed all security tests.

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Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization or just providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

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