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Update: Statement on Anthem Cyber-Attack

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 13, 2015) --- We continue to work to gather more information and understand the scope of the Anthem Inc. cyber-attack. Anthem has indicated that the data that was compromised goes back to about 2004.

Anthem has also confirmed that some individuals from other Blue Plans – including Blue Shield of California – were affected by the cyber-attack. This includes Blue Shield of California members who received medical care outside of California through the BlueCard program, and some members of the Federal Employee Program. Blue Shield of California members who believe they might be affected should visit www.AnthemFacts.com.

Blue Shield of California IT systems remain unaffected by the Anthem cyber-attack. As we continue to gather information, in conjunction with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, safeguarding the security of our systems and our members’ data remains our priority.

Anthem announced today that the company will provide two years of free identity protection services – including credit monitoring – to all current and former Blue Cross and Blue Shield members affected by the cyber-attack, starting on February 13, 2015.

For additional information and assistance regarding the Anthem situation, visit www.AnthemFacts.com or call their dedicated toll-free phone line at 1-877-263-7995.

Contact: Clinton McGue, 415-229-5359, media@blueshieldca.com

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 www.blueshieldca.com.

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