Carson City, NV - February 05, 2015
Scott J. Kipper is warning Nevada residents that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
has been a victim of a cyberattack and that personal information of current and
past Anthem policy holders has been compromised.
“We have been
in close communications with Anthem about this issue, and are monitoring the
situation diligently,” said Commissioner Kipper. “As the consumer protection
agency for insurance issues in Nevada, we will ensure that all affected Anthem
policyholders in Nevada are provided protection against this data breach.”
be notifying all current and former costumers whose information has been compromised
and will provide credit monitoring and identify protection services free of
believe they may have been affected can call 877-263-7995, the toll-free number
Anthem has established to assist consumers. Anthem has also set up a special
website at anthemfacts.com
to answer questions.
of Insurance may also be contacted with concerns or questions at 702-486-4009
in Las Vegas, and 775-687-0772 in Northern Nevada.
Anthem is the
second largest insurance carrier in Nevada with approximately 350,000 covered
About the Nevada Division of Insurance
The State of
Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business
and Industry. It is the state agency that protects the rights of Nevada
consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.9 billion insurance industry. It has offices
in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2014, the Division investigated more than
2,800 consumer complaints and recovered more than $4 million on behalf of
consumers. Download the Division’s smartphone app NDOI Connect today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.