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Statement on Anthem Cyber-Attack

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 5, 2015) --- Blue Shield of California is aware of the Anthem Inc. cyber-attack and we are working to gather more information and understand the scope of this issue. In California, Anthem Blue Cross is separate and independent from Blue Shield of California, though some members could be affected due to various collaborative agreements between Blue Plans throughout the country.

We continually assess and monitor the security of our IT systems and employ advanced and up-to-date security measures. For additional information and assistance about the Anthem situation, visit or call their dedicated toll-free phone line at 1-877-263-7995.

Contact: Steve Shivinsky, 415-229-5359,

Background on Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan with 3.4 million members, 5,000 employees and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California provides health, dental, vision, and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $325 million over the past ten years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit