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Judy Greenwald

Target maxes out insurance coverage for 2013 data breach

August 6, 2014 - 3:14pm

Target Maxes Out Data Breach Insurance


Target Corp. has received payment from its insurers for the full $90 million in coverage it had for its data breach last year, although its gross expenses in connection with the breach to date come to $235 million, according to reports released over the last three quarters.

The Minneapolis-based retailer said Wednesday in a preliminary update on second-quarter expenses that the quarter's results will include $148 million in gross expenses in connection with the breach, partially offset by a $38 million insurance receivable.

The largest portion of the insurance proceeds were reported in the retailer's fourth quarter, when it posted $61 million of total expenses in connection with the breach, which were offset by a $44 million insurance receivable.

For the first quarter, Target reported $26 million in total expenses, which were offset by an $8 million receivable.

This brings the total insurance receivable to $90 million, which does not include a $10 million self-insured retention, with gross expenses totaling $235 million.

Aside from the self-insured retention, Target's $90 million in coverage is spread among several insurers.

 



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