Safeguarding our clients’ personal, financial and medical information is one of our top priorities. Unfortunately, one of the vendors we work with announced a breach due to a cyber-attack which may have compromised data on file for our clients who currently have or previously had Anthem for their insurance program.
Anthem BCBSM has announced that they were the target of a very sophisticated external, cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s information technology (IT) system and have obtained personal information from their current and former members such as their names, birthdays, member ID/Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data for those groups that they provided disability benefits for. Based on the information that Anthem has provided, they indicate that there is no evidence that banking, credit card, medical information (such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes) were targeted or compromised.
Anthem has indicated that they immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability, contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and began fully cooperating with their investigation. Anthem has also retained Mandiant, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity firms, to evaluate their systems and identify solutions based on the evolving landscape.
Anthem is currently conducting an extensive IT forensic investigation to determine what members are impacted. The Anthem teams are working around the clock to determine how many people have been impacted and will notify all Anthem members who are impacted through a written communication.
Anthem has emailed all group contacts on file with important information, if you have not received correspondence and are currently insured with Anthem or have been insured with them in the past, please visit the links listed below to view.
We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.