February 23, 2015
Missouri Department of Insurance: One in three Missourians impacted by Anthem data breach
Department leading multistate investigation into Anthem cyberattack
Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Insurance received new information from Anthem that shows one in three Missourians' personal information was compromised during a recent cyberattack on the health insurer. More than 2 million Missourians are affected by the data breach.
"This data breach is so far-reaching that it impacts nearly one-third of our state's population," said Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff. "Our department is working closely with Anthem to ensure impacted Missourians receive the resources they need to protect their financial identities."
The department, along with Indiana, California, Maine and New Hampshire, is leading a multistate examination of the Anthem companies.
Current and former Anthem policyholders dating back to 2004 whose personal information was included in the database that was compromised can now visit AnthemFacts.com to learn how to enroll in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services provided by AllClear ID.
Members who have provided email addresses to Anthem and have opted to receive communication may receive an email directing them to visit AnthemFacts.com to sign up for credit protection services. Anthem also will mail notifications through the U.S. Postal Service that will mirror the emails.
The department has set up a Web page with information about the cyberattack that is updated as new information becomes available. Consumers are also encouraged to call 877-263-7995, the toll-free number Anthem has established to assist consumers, or visit AnthemFacts.com.
About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.