We’re here to help you understand what happened with a recent Anthem Blue Cross cyber attack and how it might affect you.
On February 4, 2015, Anthem reported that a database containing as many as 80 million records of current and former customers, as well as their own employees, was hacked. The stolen information included names, Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses, email and employment information, including income data. Anthem does not believe credit card information, medical information, or records from hospital or doctor visits was stolen.
We understand how this information might concern you. Here are some facts to help you understand whether or not you could be at risk.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Anthem are separate companies with separate operations and information systems. The information that was stolen did not come directly from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s systems, but from Anthem’s systems. Nonetheless, we have taken extra measures to make sure your protected health information in our systems is secure since this cyber-attack happened.
Your information might have been stolen only if you received care in one of these 14 states where there is an affiliated Anthem plan: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin
We are working closely with Anthem to find out if any of our members’ information may have been stolen. Anthem will notify us in the coming weeks of any current and former members whose information was stolen and we will then notify those members directly.
Those members will be offered credit monitoring and identity repair services.
We will be sure to update you with new information when it becomes available from Anthem.