We received the statement below from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield forwarded to us from our Third Party Administrator BeneSys Friday afternoon.
We are closely monitoring the data breech at Anthem and are anxiously waiting to see if and how our members are affected. We will forward any information as we receive it.
I also want to take this moment to tell all of our members how important it is to consistently monitor your personal information. This includes but is not limited to personal data, banking information, credit records, and medical records. The best defense is a good offense. Be diligent about checking to see if you medical claims are correct and contact us if you feel something is not right or you need any assistance.
"To our Consultant and Administrators,
It is very unfortunate that we have recently discovered that Anthem, Inc. was the target of a very sophisticated cyber-attack.
In this attack, personal information from our current and former members, including Anthem associates, was obtained - such as names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, street addresses and email addresses. No credit card information was compromised, nor is there evidence at this time that medical information, such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes, were targeted or obtained.
As soon as we learned about the attack, Anthem immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability, contacted the FBI and began fully cooperating with their investigation.
We know that this is a very urgent and important incident and we are taking all measures to secure our members private information.
Anthem will individually notify current and former members whose information has been accessed. We will provide credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge so that those who have been affected can have peace of mind. We have created a dedicated website www.AnthemFacts.com where members can access information such as frequently asked questions and answers. We have also established a dedicated toll-free number that both current and former members can call if they have questions related to this incident. That number is: 1-877-263-7995.
As we learn more, we will continually update this website and share that information with you."
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