Aetna reaches settlement regarding privacy breach claims

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

(WTNH) — Aetna is agreeing to pay $17 million to settle claims they breached the privacy of customers taking HIV medications.

According to court documents, Aetna sent a mailing in envelopes with large display windows that revealed confidential information.

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The mailing went to about 12,000 customers of the health care giant.

The settlement requires court approval before it can proceed.

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