Anthem Alerts Consumers Regarding Email Scam
You may have heard about the cyber-attack against Anthem, Inc. We learned about the cyber-attack on the evening of February 4th.
Did you know the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is made up of 37 independent and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies? And, even though Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Anthem are both part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, it is important to note that we are separate companies. Anthem is an Indianapolis-based company that operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 14 states, but not in Florida.
While Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Anthem, Inc. are separate companies, through various collaborative agreements with the Association, including agreements for our members to obtain care services while traveling or living outside of Florida, some information on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida members could have been affected.
The safeguarding of our members' personal information is of utmost importance to us. We are closely monitoring the situation and working diligently to gather more information from Anthem in order to understand the scope of this issue as it relates to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and how it might affect any of our members. Anthem is conducting an extensive investigation now to determine which members were affected and has committed to sharing that information with us as soon as possible.
For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. As soon as we learn more, we will provide updated information. Thank you for entrusting us with the security and safety of your health care information.