More than 100-thousand Nebraskans could be impacted by the security breach at health insurer Anthem. Anthem does not sell policies or process claims here but Nebraska Assistant Attorney General Tyler Moore says there are two different avenues through which could impact Nebraskans.
Moore says Nebraskans could be impacted if their employer is located in one of the 14 states where Anthem operates and uses their brand of insurance. Those states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Moore says Nebraskans could be impacted if they have coverage through a Nebraska based Blue Cross Blue Shield plan and received care in the past in a state where Anthem processes health claims.
Moore says, “The exposure could amount to things like social security numbers, names, addresses and other information. Our understanding is some people’s social security numbers were affected but not all.”
Anthem is sending notices in the mail to all Nebraskans affected by the breach. Anthem is also offering to pay for two years of free credit monitoring for those individuals.