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What to do if your health plan was affected by Anthem’s data breach

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In February, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers in the country, announced it had been targeted by a cyber attack that compromised the confidentiality of medical and other personal information maintained on its computer systems. The exposed information included the names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and employment information of more than 80 million current and former policy holders.

If your organization provides benefits through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, your employees have probably been affected.

Type of plan matters

What you must do depends on the relationship between your company, its health plan and the insurer or third party administrator (TPA).

Insured plan: If your plan is insured, the insurer is the covered entity responsible for investigating the situation, undertaking mitigating measures and providing notices to plan participants, regulators and, in...(register to read more)

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