From the UC Davis Website today:
Anthem offering identity theft protection to current, former members after recent cyber attack February 13, 2015
Anthem is offering identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services to current members and former members enrolled in 2004 or later in response to the recent data breach.
These services became available to affected members on Friday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time via AnthemFacts.com or AnthemInforma.com for Spanish-speaking members.
Members may receive an email regarding these services from Anthem beginning the week of Feb. 16. They will also receive a letter from Anthem in the coming weeks, but do not need to wait for the letter to begin using the services.
As reported in the news, Anthem, Inc. disclosed on Feb. 5 that the health insurer was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack and that data for its 80 million members was accessed. This potentially includes information about UC students, faculty, staff and retirees, as well as their dependents.
In addition, on Feb. 6, Anthem notified UC of a phishing scam related to the cyber attack. The phishing scam, which uses Anthem’s logo, includes an offer to sign up for a year of credit card protection. If you receive this or a similar email, do not respond to or click on any links.
Currently, Anthem is the network provider and claims administrator for UC SHIP, the university’s student health insurance plan, at UC San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine (graduate students only), UC Merced, UCLA and UC San Diego. UC Irvine undergraduates and UC Davis students have vision insurance only through Anthem. Anthem provided services for UC SHIP at all campuses from August 2011 through July 2013.
From 2003 until Jan. 1, 2014, also Anthem provided health insurance to UC employees and retirees and their dependents. The UC Anthem plans included Anthem Blue Cross PPO, Anthem Blue Cross PLUS, Anthem Lumenos, Core, Core Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross Medicare PPO and High Option Supplement to Medicare.
According to Anthem, the information accessed through the attack includes member names, member health ID numbers/Social Security numbers (Anthem does not possess Social Security numbers for UC students), dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment information such as the UC campus or medical center location and the separation date.
Anthem has created a dedicated website where current and former Anthem members can find information. Members may also call 1-877-263-7995.
UC is in communications with Anthem to understand the effect of this data breach on current and former Anthem members. Here is a summary of information Anthem has provided:
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