Your personal data, including your zip code, where you shop and what you buy could figure into what you pay for health insurance as the digging for personal details gets easier and goes mainstream.
No HIPPA violations here; no laws restrict how insurers use the information.
ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen and NPR wrote a series on the issue – PBS news aired its segment below on July 21, 2018.
ProPublica and NPR are investigating the various tactics the health insurance industry uses to maximize its profits
In an interview with ProPublica, Director of Strategic Solutions for LexisNexis Risk Solutions explained,
We sit on oceans of data. The fact is, our data is in the public domain, we didn’t put it out there.
Watch the PBS segment below:
Read the article, Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates, in the ProPublic series, The Healthcare Hustle.