Information Security and the Exchanges

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not been able to verify that the Health Insurance Exchange system handling Social Security numbers, tax information, and other sensitive information will be safe from identity thieves and computer hackers. With 52 days left before October 1, 2013 it is unknown if HHS will manage to verify the security of Exchange systems. If the systems are not secure HHS will have to decide whether to delay the opening of the Exchanges.