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LOS ANGELES, United States: Huddle Market Insights has recently published a research report titled, “Global Beacon Buoys Market Research Report 2020“. This report has been prepared by experienced and knowledgeable market analysts and researchers. It is a phenomenal compilation of important studies that explore the competitive landscape, segmentation, geographical expansion, and revenue, production, and consumption growth of the global Beacon Buoys market. Players can use the accurate market facts and figures and statistical studies provided in the report to understand the current and future growth of the global Beacon Buoys market.

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Top Players of Beacon Buoys Market are Studied: FenderCare, Meritaito, Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Group, Sealite, Ryokuseisha, Resinex, Corilla, Almarin, Mobilis, Xylem, Shandong Buoy&Pipe, JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd, Mediterraneo Senales Maritimas, Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Shanghai Rokem, Woori Marine Co., Ltd., Gisman, Wet Tech Energy

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The top geographical regions studied in this research report include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, South America and the rest of the world. The growing Beacon Buoys Market and its progressive impact on the global economy is featured in this study. The competitive GFN of major Beacon Buoys Industry players, market size GFN, dynamics, as well as the qualitative and numerical assessment, is conducted. The insights offered in this study will determine the potential of Beacon Buoys Industry on global, regional and country-level paving the way for futuristic growth and investment feasibility.

This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. The report also gives 360-degree overview of the competitive landscape of the industries. SWOT GFN has been used to understand the Thus, helping the companies to understand the threats and challenges in front of the businesses. Beacon Buoys Market is showing steady growth and CAGR is expected to improve during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape: The Beacon Buoys Market report includes comprehensive information about the market’s major competitors, including various organizations, companies, associations, suppliers and manufacturers competing for production, supply, sales, revenue generation, and after-sales performance expectations. The bargaining power of numerous vendors and buyers have also been included in the research report.

Global Beacon Buoys Market: Product Segment GFN
Metal Buoys
Plastic Buoys
Global Beacon Buoys Market: Application Segment GFN
Offshore
Coastal & Harbor
Inland Waters
Global Beacon Buoys Market: Regional Segment GFN
USA
Europe
Japan
China
India
South East Asia

Highlights Of The Research And Key Points Covered:

1. The market revenue in USD Million from 2015-2020 is offered with 2021-2028 being the forecast period GFN
2. Various socio-economic factors having a direct or indirect impact on the industry status are evaluated
3. The product launch events, mergers and acquisitions, trends, and Beacon Buoys regulatory approvals are stated. Thus, complete knowledge, valuable insights are offered by Huddle Market Insight for effective business plans and growth driving strategies
4. The benchmarking studies, Beacon Buoys competitive intelligence by Huddle Market Insight, End-user GFN, partner GFN, and portfolio optimizations are key benefits of our reports
5. The star Beacon Buoys Industry players, emerging leaders, pervasive players, and participants are also studied comprehensively
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Table of Content

Chapter 1 About the Beacon Buoys Industry
1.1 Industry Definition and Types
1.1.1 Metal Buoys
1.1.2 Plastic Buoys
1.2 Main Market Activities
1.3 Similar Industries
1.4 Industry at a Glance

Chapter 2 World Market Competition Landscape
2.1 Beacon Buoys Markets by Regions
2.1.1 USA
Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Major Players
2.1.2 Europe
Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Major Players
2.1.3 China
Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Major Players
2.1.4 India
Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Major Players
2.1.5 Japan
Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Major Players
2.1.6 South East Asia
Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Sales and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Major Players
2.2 World Beacon Buoys Market by Types
Metal Buoys
Plastic Buoys
2.3 World Beacon Buoys Market by Applications
Offshore
Coastal & Harbor
Inland Waters
2.4 World Beacon Buoys Market GFN
2.4.1 World Beacon Buoys Market Revenue and Growth Rate 2015-2020
2.4.2 World Beacon Buoys Market Consumption and Growth rate 2015-2020
2.4.3 World Beacon Buoys Market Price GFN 2015-2020

Chapter 3 World Beacon Buoys Market share
3.1 Major Production Market share by Players
3.2 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share by Players
3.3 Major Production Market share by Regions in 2020, Through 2025
3.4 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share By Regions in 2020, Through 2025

Chapter 4 Supply Chain GFN
4.1 Industry Supply chain GFN
4.2 Raw material Market GFN
4.2.1 Raw material Prices GFN 2015-2020
4.2.2 Raw material Supply Market GFN
4.2 Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers GFN
4.3 Production Process GFN
4.4 Production Cost Structure Benchmarks
4.5 End users Market GFN

Chapter 5 Company Profiles
5.1 FenderCare
5.1.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.1.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.1.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.2 Meritaito
5.2.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.2.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.2.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.3 Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Group
5.3.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.3.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.3.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.4 Sealite
5.4.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.4.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.4.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.5 Ryokuseisha
5.5.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.5.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.5.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.6 Resinex
5.6.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.6.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.6.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.7 Corilla
5.7.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.7.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.7.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.8 Almarin
5.8.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.8.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.8.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.9 Mobilis
5.9.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.9.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.9.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.10 Xylem
5.10.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.10.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.10.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.11 Shandong Buoy&Pipe
5.11.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.11.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.11.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.12 JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd
5.12.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.12.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.12.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.13 Mediterraneo Senales Maritimas
5.13.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.13.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.13.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.14 Carmanah Technologies Corporation
5.14.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.14.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.14.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.15 Shanghai Rokem
5.15.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.15.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.15.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.16 Woori Marine Co., Ltd.
5.16.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.16.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.16.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.17 Gisman
5.17.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.17.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.17.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits
5.18 Wet Tech Energy
5.18.1 Company Details (Foundation Year, Employee Strength and etc)
5.18.2 Product Information (Picture, Specifications and Applications)
5.18.3 Revenue (M USD), Price and Operating Profits

Chapter 6 Globalisation & Trade
6.1 Business Locations
6.2 Supply channels
6.3 Marketing strategy
6.4 Barriers to Entry

Chapter 7 Distributors and Customers
7.1 Major Distributors and contact information by Regions
7.2 Major Customers and contact information by Regions

Chapter 8 Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value by Major Countries
8.1 USA
8.2 Germany
8.3 China
8.4 Japan
8.5 India

Chapter 9 World Beacon Buoys Market Forecast through 2025
9.1 World Beacon Buoys Demand by Regions Forecast through 2025
9.2 World Beacon Buoys Price(by Regions, Types, Applications)GFN Forecast through 2025
9.3 World Beacon Buoys Revenue (M USD)(by Regions, Types, Applications) Forecast through 2025
9.4 World Beacon Buoys Market GFN
9.4.1 World Beacon Buoys Market Revenue and Growth Rate 2015-2020
9.4.2 World Beacon Buoys Market Consumption and Growth rate 2015-2020
9.4.3 World Beacon Buoys Market Price GFN 2015-2020

Chapter 10 Key success factors and Market Overview

Tables and figures
Table Main Market Activities by Regions
Table Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Table Major Players
Table Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Table Major Players
Table Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Table Major Players
Table Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Table Major Players
Table Market Revenue (M USD) and Growth Rate 2015-2020
Table Major Players
Table Major Production Market share by Players 2019
Table Major Revenue (M USD) Market share by Players 2019
Table Production Market share by Major Regions in 2015-2020
Table Production Market share by Major Regions in 2020-2025
Table Revenue (M USD) Market share by Regions in 2015-2020
Table Revenue (M USD) Market share by Regions in 2020-2025
Table Industry Supply chain GFN
Table Raw material Prices GFN 2015-2020
Table Raw material Suppliers Market GFN
Table Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers GFN
Figure Production Process GFN
Figure Production Cost Structure
Table major End Users by Regions
Table FenderCare Information List
Figure Beacon BuoysBeacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of FenderCare
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of FenderCare 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of FenderCare 2019-2020
Table Meritaito Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Meritaito
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Meritaito 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Meritaito 2019-2020
Table Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Group Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Group
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Group 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Zeniya Aluminum Engineering Group 2019-2020
Table Sealite Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Sealite
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Sealite 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Sealite 2019-2020
Table Ryokuseisha Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Ryokuseisha
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Ryokuseisha 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Ryokuseisha 2019-2020
Table Resinex Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Resinex
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Resinex 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Resinex 2019-2020
Table Corilla Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Corilla
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Corilla 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Corilla 2019-2020
Table Almarin Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Almarin
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Almarin 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Almarin 2019-2020
Table Mobilis Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Mobilis
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Mobilis 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Mobilis 2019-2020
Table Xylem Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Xylem
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Xylem 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Xylem 2019-2020
Table Shandong Buoy&Pipe Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Shandong Buoy&Pipe
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Shandong Buoy&Pipe 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Shandong Buoy&Pipe 2019-2020
Table JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of JFC Manufacturing Co Ltd 2019-2020
Table Mediterraneo Senales Maritimas Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Mediterraneo Senales Maritimas
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Mediterraneo Senales Maritimas 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Mediterraneo Senales Maritimas 2019-2020
Table Carmanah Technologies Corporation Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Carmanah Technologies Corporation 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Carmanah Technologies Corporation 2019-2020
Table Shanghai Rokem Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Shanghai Rokem
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Shanghai Rokem 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Shanghai Rokem 2019-2020
Table Woori Marine Co., Ltd. Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Woori Marine Co., Ltd.
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Woori Marine Co., Ltd. 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Woori Marine Co., Ltd. 2019-2020
Table Gisman Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Gisman
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Gisman 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Gisman 2019-2020
Table Wet Tech Energy Information List
Figure Beacon Buoys Picture, Specifications and Applications of Wet Tech Energy
Table Beacon Buoys Sales Volume, Price, Operating Cost, Operating Profits, Revenue (M USD) and Profits Margin of Wet Tech Energy 2019-2020
Figure Beacon Buoys Sales Volume and World Market Share of Wet Tech Energy 2019-2020
Table Business Locations
Figure Supply channels
Figure Marketing strategy
Table Barriers GFN to Entry
Table Major Distributors and contact information by Regions
Table Major Customers and contact information by Regions
Table USA Supply, Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value(M USD)
Table Germany Supply, Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value(M USD)
Table China Supply, Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value(M USD)
Table Japan Supply, Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value(M USD)
Table India Supply, Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value(M USD)
Table World Demand by Regions Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)
Table World Price by Regions Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)
Table World Price by Types Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)
Table World Price by Applications Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)
Table World Revenue (M USD) by Regions Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)
Table World Revenue (M USD) by Types Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)
Table World Revenue (M USD) by Applications Forecast GFN of Beacon Buoys (2020-2025)

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Vermont Health Connect has set up a special enrollment period in response to the coronavirus outbreak. VHC photo

In mid-December, a Vermont Health Connect user was logging in when the names of two strangers popped up in the newly created account.

The individual, who was trying to sign up for health insurance, deleted the information that had suddenly appeared.

“It was super unsettling to think that someone is filing in my account with my information,” the person, whose name is redacted in records, wrote in a complaint to the Department of Vermont Health Access. “Just seems like the whole thing needs a big overhaul.”

It was one of 10 instances between November and February when Vermont Health Connect users reported logging to find someone else’s information on their account.

The data breaches included names of other applicants and, in some cases, their children’s names, birth dates, citizenship information, annual income, health care plans, and once, the last four digits of a Social Security number, according to nearly 900 pages of public records obtained by VTDigger. On Dec. 22, the department’s staff shut down the site to try to diagnose the problem.

While officials say the glitches have been resolved, it’s the most recent mishap for a system that has historically been plagued by security and technical issues. The breaches could be even more widespread: Administrators of Vermont Health Connect can’t tell if other, similar breaches went unreported.

“We don’t know what we don’t know,” said Jon Rajewski, a managing director at the cybersecurity response company Stroz Friedberg. Regardless of whether there are legal ramifications for the incidents, they should be taken “very seriously,” he said.

“If my data was being stored on a website that was personal, — maybe it contains names or my Social Security number, like my status of insurance… — I would expect that website to secure it and keep it safe,” he said.

“I wouldn’t want someone else to access my personal information.”

Andrea De La Bruere, executive director of the Agency of Human Services, called the data breaches “unfortunate.” But she downplayed the severity of the issues. Between November and December, 75,000 people visited the Vermont Health Connect website for a total of 330,000 page views, she said. The 10 incidents? “It’s a very uncommon thing to have happen,” she said.

De La Bruere said the issue was fixed on Feb. 17, and users had reported no similar problems since. The information that was shared was not protected health information, she added, and the breaches didn’t violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

“No matter what the law says technically, whether it’s HIPAA-related or just one’s personal information, it’s really concerning,” said Health Care Advocate Mike Fisher.

The timing of the issue is less than ideal, he added. Thousands of Vermonters will be logging into Vermont Health Connect in the coming weeks to take advantage of discounts granted by the American Rescue Plan. “It’s super important that people can access the system, and that it’s safe and secure,” Fisher said.

A ‘major issue

The issues first arose on Nov, 12, when at least two Vermonters logged in and found information about another user, according to records obtained by VTDigger.

Department of Vermont Health Access workers flagged it as a “major issue” for their boss, Kristine Fortier, a business application support specialist for the department.

Similar incidents also occurred on Nov. 17 and 18, and later on multiple days in December.

Department of Vermont Health Access staff members appeared alarmed at the issues, and IT staff escalated the tickets to “URGENT.”

“YIKES,” wrote a staff member Brittney Richardson. While the people affected were notified, the data breaches were never made public.

State workers pressed OptumInsights, a national health care tech company that hosts and manages Vermont Health Connect, for answers. The state has contracted with the company since 2014. It has paid about $11 million a year for the past four years for maintenance and operations, with more added in “discretionary funds.”

Optum appeared unable to figure out the glitch. “It is hard to find root cause of issue,” wrote Yogi Singh, service delivery manager for Optum on Dec. 10. Optum representatives referred comments on the issues to the state.

By Dec. 14, Grant Steffens, IT manager for the department, raised the alarm. “I’m concerned on the growing number of these reports,” he wrote in an email to Optum.

The company halted the creation of new accounts on Dec, 14, and shut down the site entirely on Dec, 22 to install a temporary fix. “It’s a very complex interplay of many many pieces of software on the back end,” said Darin Prail, agency director of digital services. The complexity made it challenging to identify the problem, and to fix it without introducing any new issues, he said.

In spite of the fixes, a caller reported a similar incident on Jan. 13.

On Feb. 8, a mother logged in to find that she could see her daughter’s information. When she logged into her daughter’s account, the insurance information had been replaced by her own.

“Very weird,” the mother wrote in an emailed complaint.

Optum completed a permanent fix on Feb. 17, according to Prail. Vermont Health Connect has not had a problem since, he said.

Prail said the state had reported the issues to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services as required, and had undergone a regular audit in February that had no findings. The state “persistently pressured Optum to determine the root cause and correct the issue expeditiously but at the same time, cautiously, so as to not introduce additional issues/problems,” he wrote in an email to VTDigger.

“We take reported issues like this very seriously,” he said.

A history of glitches

The state’s health exchange has been replete with problems, including significant security issues and privacy violations, since it was built in 2012 at a cost of $200 million.

The state fired its first contractor, CGI Technology Systems, in 2014. A subcontractor, Exeter, went out of business in 2015. Optum took over for CGI, and continued to provide maintenance and tech support for the system.

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Don Turner, right, then the House minority leader, speaks in 2016 about the need to fix the state’s glitch-ridden Vermont Health Connect website. With him are Phil Scott, left, then the lieutenant governor, and Sen. Joe Benning. Photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger

In 2018, when Vermont Health Connect was less than 6 years old, a report dubbed the exchange outdated and “obsolete.”

Officials reported similar privacy breaches in 2013, when Vermonters saw other people’s information.

An auditor’s report in 2016 found a slew of cybersecurity flaws, and officials raised concerns again during a  2018 email breach.

It wasn’t the first time that Vermont Health Connect users had been able to view other people’s personal information. Three times since October 2019, individuals had logged in to see another individual’s insurance documents. Prail attributed those incidents to human error, not to system glitch; a staff member uploaded documents to the wrong site, he said.

In spite of the issues, Prail said he and other state officials have been happy with Optum. After years of technical challenges with Vermont Health Connect, “Optum has really picked up the ball and improved it and been running it pretty well,” he said.

Glitches are inevitable, he added, and Optum has addressed them quickly. “They took a really difficult-to-manage site and made it work pretty well,” he said. “Optum is generally quite responsive to any issues we have.”

“I find any privacy breach to be concerning,” said Scott Carbee, chief information security officer for the state. He noted that the state uses “hundreds of software systems.” “While the scope of the breaches can be mitigated, true prevention is a difficult task,” he wrote in an email to VTDigger.

Optum spokesperson Gwen Moore Holliday referred comments to the state, but said the company was “honored” to work with Vermont Health Connect “to support the health care needs of Vermont residents.”

Prail said the Agency of Human Services had no plans to halt its contract with the company. “I don’t have a complaint about Optum,” he said. “They took a really difficult-to-manage site and made it work pretty well.”

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Katie Jickling covers health care for VTDigger. She previously reported on Burlington city politics for Seven Days. She has freelanced and interned for half a dozen news organizations, including Vermont Public Radio, the Valley News, Northern Woodlands, Eating Well magazine and the Herald of Randolph. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and a native of Brookfield.