Mar 10, 2023, 10:00 ET
CINCINNATI, March 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Options Inc. d/b/a Postal Prescription Service (PPS) announced today that it discovered on January 10, 2023, that due to an internal error certain patients' names and email addresses were improperly shared with its affiliated grocery business. The names and email addresses were used to create a The Kroger Co. ("Kroger") grocery account for affected individuals. No financial information or clinical information was disclosed. The information disclosed was limited to the patient's first name, last name and email address for patients who created an online PPS account from July 2014 through January 13, 2023, which is when this issue was corrected.
Upon learning of this incident, PPS updated its website to address this problem. Kroger is also reviewing its procedures to evaluate changes to reduce the likelihood of this type of incident from occurring in the future. Please note this incident was not caused by or related to a security incident.
Again, no financial or clinical information was impacted. Kroger has not received any indication that the information was misused because of this incident. However, as a general best practice, customers are encouraged to remain vigilant and monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity, and to report any suspected incidents of fraud to their financial institutions.
Letters regarding this incident have been sent to affected individuals at the address (mail or email) Kroger has on file. If you are unsure if you were affected by the incident or for questions, please contact Kroger at 1 (877) 551-7953 or via email at [email protected]. Additionally, customers may contact the company in writing at The Kroger Co.'s HIPAA Privacy Office, 1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit™. We are, across our family of companies nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and retail food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.
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