If you were sent a notification from either 20/20 Eye Care Network, Inc. (ECN) or 20/20 Hearing Care Network, Inc. (HCN) as a result of a Data Incident that occurred in January 2021, you may be eligible for benefits from a class action settlement.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against 20/20 Eye Care Network, Inc. (“ECN”) and its parent company iCare Acquisition (“Defendants”), arising out of the security incident which occurred in January 2021 affecting ECN’s data environment containing certain patient information (the “Data Incident”). After an investigation, Defendants found that a still-unknown individual accessed ECN’s data environment without authorization and removed and deleted certain patient information stored there. In addition, because ECN shared that data environment with 20/20 Hearing Care Network, Inc. (“HCN”), certain Hearing Care patient information was also removed and then deleted.
You may have received a notice because you may be a Settlement Class Member. The Settlement Class is defined as all persons who were sent a notification from either ECN or HCN as a result of the Data Incident.
What does the Settlement Provide?
The Defendants paid $3,000,000.00 into a Settlement Fund, out of which benefits will be distributed to Class Members who submitted valid claims, and after attorneys’ fees and expenses for Class Counsel are paid. The Settlement Fund will provide Class Members with an optional $50.00 cash payment (subject to proration based on the number of valid claims), or in the alternative, thirty-six (36) months of identity monitoring protection at the Class Members’ election. Class Members must have made a claim to collect their cash payment or to register for the identity monitoring protection.
In addition, Settlement Class Members can receive up to $2,500.00 in reimbursement for out-of-pocket losses and up to $25.00 per hour for up to ten (10) hours of Lost Time. And, if you experienced an incident(s) of actual identity fraud as a result of the Data Incident, you may have submitted a claim for reimbursement. These benefits are also subject to proration, depending on the number and amounts of valid claims. Eligible claimants may be entitled to recover for losses of up to $5,000.00 per individual upon documentation of actual identity fraud related to the Data Incident, up to an aggregate maximum of $600,000.00.