Updates on Anthem Data BreachFebruary 19, 2015
For our clients providing health coverage through CareFirst, CareFirst is continuing to research how the Anthem data breach may have affected its members. CareFirst provided us with an updated statement that you may wish to distribute to your enrolled employees. A CareFirst member who used the BlueCard program in any area that Anthem operates may be affected. Anthem operates in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Last week, Anthem announced that it would notify its members affected by the data breach about free credit monitoring services only through mail, and warned of a phishing email scam. Yesterday, Keller received the following notice to distribute to our clients:
Anthem wants to keep you informed about its actions in response to the cyber attack. If members have given Anthem their email address, they will get an email about identity protection and credit monitoring services. Anthem is required to send this email, due to state laws around breach notifications. The subject line of the email will be “Important Message From Anthem, Inc.” and it will direct members to visit AnthemFacts.com to sign up for credit protection services. The email will not ask for personal information. Anthem encourages all members to read the email and visitAnthemFacts.com to sign up for the services provided by Anthem.
An advanced copy of the email that will be sent to members was provided.
For more information regarding the status of the Anthem cyber attack and data breach, please go towww.AnthemFacts.com.