ANTHEM BLUE CROSS SECURITY BREACH

You may have heard in the national news recently about the security breach with Anthem Blue Cross.  Please know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (the NMU health plan) and Anthem are two separate companies, and it was Anthem’s database which was attacked.  However, if you live (or lived) or you or your family members received health care services in one or more of the following 14 states since 2004, your personal information could have been in the Anthem database:   California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, or Wisconsin.

 

Anthem is in the process of mailing official notices to all those affected nationally.  In the meantime, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) will be sending a courtesy letter to affected BCBSM members’ households to advise them of the situation and inform them about free credit monitoring and how to access identity theft repair by visiting:   www.anthemfacts.com or by calling 1-877-263-7995.

 

IF YOU THINK YOU WERE AFFECTED, you do not have to wait for the Anthem letter or the BCBSM courtesy letter to take action to protect your identity.  Go to the website to enroll in free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services.   BCBSM has also prepared some Frequently Asked Questions in response to the Anthem cyber-attack and how it related to Blue Cross in Michigan.

 

Please contact Ms. Kristen Bjorne, Assistant Director of Human Resources (Benefits), if you have any questions.  She can be reached via e-mail at kportale@nmu.edu or via phone at 227-1030.

 

 
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