Monday, February 9, 2015

The Anthem Blue Cross Problem Continues to Ferment for UC Employees and Retirees

Yours truly received the message below by email from the UCLA Emeriti/Retiree Relations Center: 

As you probably already know, Anthem, Inc, the parent company of one of our former health insurance provides, Anthem Blue Cross, is the victim of a highly sophisticated cyber attack.  

Anthem has informed us today that the data in the IT system that was breached contained information on UC and other members from 2006 to present.

The information included current and former members, such as their names (employees, retirees, students and their dependents), birthdays, member health ID numbers/Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information such as the UC campus or medical center location.  Again, Anthem’s investigation to date indicates there is no evidence that banking, financial or medical information, such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes were targeted or compromised. Anthem will be contacting current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.  Anthem will not be calling members directly, nor will Anthem be emailing members.  Members should beware of scam email campaigns (or phishing) disguising to be Anthem, see attached example. Anyone with questions should be referred to Anthem’s dedicated website ( for the most up-to-date information.  Or, they can call Anthem at 1-877-263-7995. 

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