Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina responds to Anthem, Inc. data breach:
Today we learned that Anthem, Inc., a Blue Cross and Blue Shield company providing health insurance in 14 states including California and New York, reported a data breach. We know you are concerned about this — we are, too. The security of your data is a priority for us.
Anthem is a separate company with a separate technology system, and the breach occurred in their system – not Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC). At this time, there is no indication that a breach has occurred at BCBSNC. BCBSNC has multiple layers of data security in place, and we actively monitor our systems on a regular basis.
We are in close communication with Anthem and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as the investigation continues. We are working with Anthem to determine whether the breach of their system impacted any of our members who live in or received care in Anthem’s area.
If you would like more information about this situation, visit www.AnthemFacts.com or call Anthem at 877-263-7995. BCBSNC customer service professionals are not able to tell customers whether their data was affected by the breach.
We will be monitoring this situation closely and will update you when we know more.