Contact: Jake Sunderland, Public Information Officer
Phone: (775) 687-0772
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2015
UPDATE: Anthem is not calling members regarding the cyber attack and is not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone. All impacted members will receive notice via mail which will advise them of the protections being offered to them as well as any next steps.
CARSON CITY – Commissioner Scott J. Kipper is warning Nevada residents that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has been a victim of a cyberattack and that personal information of current and past Anthem policy holders has been compromised.
“We have been in close communications with Anthem about this issue, and are monitoring the situation diligently,” said Commissioner Kipper. “As the consumer protection agency for insurance issues in Nevada, we will ensure that all affected Anthem policyholders in Nevada are provided protection against this data breach.”
Anthem will be notifying all current and former costumers whose information has been compromised and will provide credit monitoring and identify protection services free of charge.
Nevadans who believe they may have been affected can call 877-263-7995, the toll-free number Anthem has established to assist consumers. Anthem has also set up a special website at anthemfacts.com to answer questions.
The Division of Insurance may also be contacted with concerns or questions at 702-486-4009 in Las Vegas, and 775-687-0700 in Northern Nevada.
Anthem is the second largest insurance carrier in Nevada with approximately 350,000 covered lives.
About the Nevada Division of Insurance
The State of Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. It is the state agency that protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.9 billion insurance industry. It has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2014, the Division investigated more than 2,800 consumer complaints and recovered more than $4 million on behalf of consumers. Download the Division’s smartphone app NDOI Connect today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.