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The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Health and Welfare Plan offers comprehensive medical benefits for you and your family. As active individuals both on and off the job, fire fighters have special and unique needs. This plan, designed by fire fighters for fire fighters and their families, meets these needs and gives you the flexibility to choose the health care providers that make the most sense for your individual needs – whenever and wherever you may need medical care.

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ANTHEM CYBER ATTACK UPDATE

ANTHEM CYBER ATTACK UPDATE

March 5, 2015

Local 1014 Health Plan continues to monitor developments surrounding the ANTHEM CYBER ATTACK, including daily communications with Anthem.

Anthem has mounted a multi-prong response to the cyber attack to protect your personal information.  They have taken measures to secure all of its data warehouses and protect member’s information by offering identity and credit protection services.

As a precaution, you may want to consider enrolling in the FREE identity theft and credit monitoring services.  The free services provided by Anthem include two years of:


Identity Theft Repair Assistance: Should a member experience fraud, an investigator will do the work to recover financial losses, restore the member’s credit, and ensure the member’s identity is returned to its proper condition. This assistance will cover any fraud that has occurred since the cyber attack first began.

Credit Monitoring:  Credit monitoring alerts consumers when banks and creditors use their identity to open new credit accounts.  Credit monitoring services require a member to actively enroll because the member must provide their personal information and consent to have their credit monitored.

There are additional services being offered by Anthem. The attached document published by Anthem more fully describes these services.  Visit AnthemFacts.com or call (877) 263-7995 for details.

Don't be Phished

Because of the cyber attack, Local 1014 members should beware of email campaigns designed to steal your personal information (known as “phishing”).  Phishing is designed to appear as if emails are from Anthem.  The emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. These emails are NOT from Anthem.
•DO NOT click on any links in email.
•DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
•DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you have clicked on a link in email.
•DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.

For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing.

Anthem will begin to mail letters to all impacted current and former members in the coming weeks. Those letters will provide information on free identity repair services and credit monitoring. However, members can access these services now — they do not have to wait until they receive notification from Anthem.  Visit their AnthemFacts.com or call 1-877-263-7995 for details.

Click here for FAQ's.


Download: Anthem Cyber Attack faq 022015 part 2.pdf
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS ALERT

February 11, 2015

~~Anthem Notice: Beware of Scam Emails and Phone Calls
Anthem is not calling members
regarding the cyber-attack and is not asking for credit card information or Social Security numbers over the phone. These calls are from scam artists who are trying to trick consumers into sharing personal data. There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber-attack, or that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers. Anthem will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service

For about the cyber-attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring.
For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing

Anthem cyber attack and 1014 medical

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Many of you are aware of the cyber attack that has breached Anthem's computer systems. It has been widely publicized in newspapers, TV and radio news programs and web news venues. Some of you may have received an email from Anthem describing the cyber attack and what personal information may have been compromised.

Although the Local 1014 Health Plan processes LA County Fire Fighter claims, we contract with Anthem Blue Cross for the Prudent Buyer Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). As such, much of our claim data is shared with Anthem.

Local 1014 Health Plan is in contact with Anthem to determine what impact the cyber attack has had on our members. Anthem indicates that personal information such as names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data may have been compromised. At this time Anthem says there is no evidence that credit card or medical information (such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes) were compromised.

In addition, Local 1014 does not provide some of this information to Anthem.... specifically credit card and income and employment data.

Anthem will individually notify any Local 1014 member whose information has been accessed. They will provide credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge to those who have been affected.

Anthem has created a dedicated website -AnthemFacts.com - where members can view FAQ's. As they learn more, the website will be updated.

Anthem has also established a dedicated toll-free number that you can call with questions related to the cyber attack. That number is: (877) 263-7995.

You may also contact Local 1014’s Member Services at: (800) 660-1014 or (310) 639-1014.

As we learn more we will update this message.

Thank you,

The Board of Trustees
The Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Local 1014 Health and Welfare Plan

February 5, 2015

Check iafflocal1014.org or local1014.org for details

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