Potential Security Breach with BCBSM
On Feb. 5 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) was made aware of a security breach with Anthem, which may affect employees and retirees of Michigan Tech who received services in the affected states.
The following information was provided to Michigan Tech about the incident.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network understand their members' interest and concern about Anthem's announcement. They are very concerned and are conducting an investigation into what happened at Anthem.
- BCBSM takes the privacy and security of their members' information very seriously. In light of the close business relationships they have with fellow Blue plans, they are working very hard with Anthem to determine if their members' data may have been compromised in this incident.
- Anthem and BCBSM are two separate companies. Anthem's system was breached and BCBSM is investigating potential impacts on their members' privacy.
- When BCBSM learned of the Anthem security breach, they immediately convened their own critical incident response team to work with their Privacy and Security officials and IT leadership to investigate and respond on behalf of their members. They are working together with Anthem to understand possible impacts to their customers and members. BCBSM will communicate the facts as they become available and will take appropriate actions if their members' privacy was breached.
- The following is a list of states where Anthem is a Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. For members who lived in these states while receiving their health insurance coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield, or who received health care services in these states, Anthem has established a website and call center (1-877-263-7995) for immediate information.
If you received healthcare in these states and have questions or concerns, call 1-877-263-7995. As Michigan Tech learns of any further details, Benefit Services will communicate them immediately.