Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has announced member data was accessed during a recent cyber attack. Please note, there has been no evidence of health data being compromised. Members will also receive free credit repair and ID protections services. Members can receive more information at www.anthemfacts.com or by calling 1-877-263-7995.
The information retrieved includes member names, health ID numbers/Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information, including income data. Anthem is still working to determine which members’ Social Security numbers were accessed. The investigation shows no credit card or confidential health information was gained during the breach.
All impacted members will be enrolled in identity repair services, along with receiving information on how to enroll in free credit monitoring. In addition, impacted members will receive notice via mail advising them of the protections being offered to them as well as any next steps. Anthem will continue working to identify the members who are affected and expects the mailing of notification letters to begin in the next two weeks.
Jeffrey R. Ungvary President