Premera and their family of companies have been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack, which may have compromised the personal information (including name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address, social security number, medical claims information and bank account information) of anyone enrolled in a Premera plan (individual or group) since 2002. The attack occurred in May of 2014. In an effort to make sure all of our clients know of this attack and take the necessary precautions, please review the following information.
At this point Premera has not found any evidence that any of the information accessed has been tampered with or extracted, however, they are offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to anyone who may have been affected by this breach. To access that protection, please go to the following link: www.premeraupdate.com.
Excerpt from Premera’s press release:
We recognize this issue can be frustrating and we are taking steps to protect you. We are beginning to mail letters to affected individuals today, March 17, 2015. We are providing two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through Experian to affected individuals. We also have established a dedicated call center for our members and other affected individuals to contact.
You can access the full press release from Premera at www.premeraupdate.com. You can also contact Premera on this dedicated number (1-800-768-5817), setup specifically for questions relating to this issue.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions, however, we encourage you to visit www.premeraupdate.com, which has the most up to date information as well as a very helpful FAQ page.