Identity Theft Support Coming For Hacked Anthem Members

Feb 11, 2015

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Following a recent hack of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the insurer is gearing up to offer free credit monitoring services to members.

Anthem says it’s still unclear how many people’s data was stolen, so the company is acting as though all of its 290,000 members in New Hampshire are impacted. Hackers had access to personal information like social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers, but not medical or credit card data, according to Anthem.

Starting this coming Friday, Anthem will offer two years of credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Those services will be provided by another vendor, although Anthem has not named that vendor yet.

In a statement, Anthem says they aim “to provide peace of mind to consumers, while minimizing frustration.”