In its message to benefits administrators, GBOPHB said that while there is no indication that any HealthFlex participants’ data are at risk, those enrolled in the HealthFlex plan should still pay close attention to their accounts. “We are in close communication with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to continue to assess whether there is a risk to our participants’ data. However, we to encourage participants to keep a close eye on their accounts and credit reports for suspicious activity.”
(BCBSIL) is not under . Instead it is insured by . The Anthem brands that were affected include Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Amerigroup. BCBSIL has reported that though there is no evidence that any of its customers were affected, the company continues to work with Anthem to determine whether its customers or employees were affected. If it is discovered that BCBSIL members were impacted, they will be notified directly by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Those enrolled in Blue Cross Blue Shield who have questions should call the number listed on their insurance cards.
It is not yet clear how many records were exposed in this hack attack. While the investigation is still ongoing, at this time, Anthem is reporting that no medical records were accessed in the breach, but personal information was accessed, including Social Security Numbers. Anthem has engaged the FBI and is in the process of conducting a detailed forensic investigation into the breach.
Anthem has established a special to address questions about this incident, including a . If you have any additional questions, please contact Anthem, BCBSIL or the .