Class Eligibility

You are a Settlement Class Member, and you are affected by this Settlement, if:

  • You received a notice from Anthem concerning the Data Breach that was announced in February 2015;
  • Your personal information was taken during the Data Breach, and is included in Anthem’s Member Impact Database.

Estimated Amount

Varies

  • Credit Monitoring
  • Cash Payment in Lieu of Credit Monitoring
  • Fraud Resolution Services
  • Out of Pocket Losses

Proof of Purchase

N/A

Case Name

In re: Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation,
Case No. 5:15-md-02617-LHK
District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

In February 2015, Anthem announced that it had been the subject of a cyberattack which resulted in the theft of information stored in Anthem’s databases concerning approximately 79 million people (the “Data Breach”). The information taken in this Data Breach may have included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health care ID numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and employment information, including income data.

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the individuals impacted by the Data Breach against Anthem, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and certain Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies who had members with data stored on Anthem’s databases that was taken in the Data Breach, even though they were not Anthem members. The Plaintiffs claim that Defendants failed to adequately protect their personal information and that they were injured as a result. Defendants deny any wrongdoing, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any wrongdoing or that the law has been violated.

Settlement Pool

$115,000,000

Deadline

01/29/18

Contact


In re: Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation
c/o KCC LLC
P.O. Box 404012
Louisville, KY 40233-9821
1-855-636-6136

18 responses to “Anthem Data Breach Class Action Settlement”

  1. Jesse says:

    Just a heads up. If you elect to take “Cash payment in lieu of credit monitoring” then you have to certify to the following questions,
    “I have some form of credit monitoring or identity protection as of today;”
    “I signed up for credit monitoring or identity protection on this date: xx/xx/xxxx;”
    “The name of my credit monitoring or identity protection company is: _________; and
    “I will keep my credit monitoring or identity protection services active until at least: xx/xx/xxxx

    ADMIN – Hi Jesse,

    Thanks for the info.

  2. jeffreystokes says:

    what kind of settlement will i get.j

    ADMIN – Hi Jeffrey,

    Per the terms of the settlement you are likely to get the following:
    Credit Monitoring
    Cash Payment in Lieu of Credit Monitoring
    Fraud Resolution Services
    Out of Pocket Losses

  3. Terry Madden says:

    We received a post card in the mail asking us to indicate how we want to receive additional information about how to participate the class action lawsuit settlement. Is the post card notice legitimate or should we ignore it?

    ADMIN – Hi Terry,

    I cannot confirm the authenticity of the post card unless you share it with me. You are welcome to post it on our Facebook page.

    • Michelle says:

      I believe it to be legit. With the information on the card to the this lawsuit, it all matches up. (We got one too.)

      Also, when you select the option of “File a claim for credit monitoring services or alternative compensation” it states this:
      “If you received a Postcard Notice in the mail, it contains a 13-digit claim number directly above your Name and Address. Please use that number for faster claims processing. Postcard Notices are being mailed to Settlement Class Members for whom the Settlement Administrator has been provided addresses on a rolling basis through October 30, 2017. Please be patient.”

      Hope this helps. 🙂

  4. Richard Stumpf says:

    I recently started credit monitoring from Equifax as a result of their recent data breach. Will a second monitoring service cause a conflict?

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    I don’t think so.

  5. Mike says:

    My wife and I have credit monitoring discover would like to know what to do with the cards we received in the mail

    ADMIN – Hi Mike,

    File a claim to get cash instead of credit monitoring.

  6. Traci johnson says:

    Just how much more are we going to have to go thru? Maybe we should be monitoring these big companys and their in charge of our credit scores what a sick joke on the people. lost our home to the mortgage sceam

    ADMIN – Hi Traci,

    Sorry about your home. Unless you actually suffer damages the courts really don’t think you have gone through anything.

  7. Laura says:

    What company are you offering credit monitoring through for free? I’m asking because these companies are getting hacked as well. Also, it appears claimants would only receive $36 for credit monitoring if you already have a service. The company I would consider costs much more than that for the timeframe you require. Would I be reimbursed for full amount or just the $36?

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    I believe just $36

  8. Wanda Shoulders says:

    My card that I received from you’lit said my claim# was AAB-1046220987701-8598906 so I am wanting to know what I am needed to do about all of my information being stealing

    ADMIN – Hi Wanda,

    You need to file a claim.

  9. Michael Brammer says:

    Today I received an email concerning the Data Breach Litigation. Our company’s web filter says the link in the email is for a malicious site. So my queston is this: were members of the class action suit sent emails?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    I believe it read as malicious because it was erroneously set up as an http instead of https

  10. Kathie Bivens says:

    I have had Anthem BC/BS for years. How do I know if I am affected? I haven’t had any problems thus far.

    ADMIN – Hi Kathie,

    You can reach out to the class action admin and ask. Otherwise I believe they have made a concerned effort to notify those affected via mail.

  11. Phil Granger says:

    What company will be providing the credit monitoring services if I select that option?

    ADMIN – Hi Phil,

    According to the FAQ available in the main page for this settlement the monitoring of your credit will be provided by Experian. If you head to question 11 it reads as follows:

    Will the Settlement help protect me against future identity theft and fraud?
    Settlement Benefit: Free Credit Monitoring Services

    The Settlement provides a way to protect yourself from unauthorized use of your personal information. Settlement Class Members are encouraged to submit a claim to receive at least two years of future Credit Monitoring Services. If you already have credit monitoring services, you may still sign up for this additional protection.

    The Credit Monitoring Services provided by the Settlement are separate from, and in addition to, the two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services offered through AllClear ID by Anthem starting in 2015, which expired in 2017. You need not have signed up for the previous services to be eligible to make a claim for the Credit Monitoring Services being offered through this Settlement.

    Credit Monitoring Services will be provided for an initial period of two years. Credit Monitoring Services may be automatically extended to Settlement Class Members for a period longer than two years if there are sufficient funds left in the Settlement Fund. More detail about how Credit Monitoring Services could be extended longer than two years is available in Question 19.

    Credit Monitoring Services are being provided by Experian. The features of these Credit Monitoring Services include:

    Daily credit monitoring of the Settlement Class Members’ credit file at all three major credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax & TransUnion);
    An Experian Credit Report Upon Enrollment;
    A subsequent, updated Experian Credit Report available at the Settlement Class Members’ election as often as daily (online);
    ID Theft Insurance, which covers certain identity theft related expenses incurred by Settlement Class Members up to a limit of $1 million;
    Internet Surveillance, which includes monitoring of the “dark web” for Settlement Class Members’ personal information;
    Identity Validation monitoring and alerts to notify Settlement Class Members in the event their identity has been verified across the Experian identity network;
    Identity Monitoring of minors under the age of 18 (through their parents or legal guardian), including Social Security number trace, internet surveillance, identity restoration, and identity theft insurance; and
    Fraud Resolution Services that provide professional fraud resolution assistance to Settlement Class Members who experience identity theft or fraud, helping them with identity recovery and restoration.
    Experian has established an informational Internet web page for the Credit Monitoring Services being offered through this Settlement which can be found at: http://www.experianidworks.com/anthem

  12. Kerri Andreska says:

    I recently started credit monitoring from the Equifax data breach. I would like to take the cash settlement instead of the credit monitoring.

    ADMIN – Kerri,

    File a claim using the link provided.

  13. anonymous says:

    IF “personal information was taken during the Data Breach, and is included in Anthem’s Member Impact Database”, THEN why is “.www.databreach-settlement.com” asking for personal information? All I should have to do is enter my claim ID number. I am asking this since my antivirus program flags the site as a phishing scam.

    ADMIN – Hi An,

    The site is legitimate however their URLs are reading as non-secure. This is why your antivirus flags it as risky

  14. Lo says:

    Hi there,

    I received an email in my spam from “donotreply@databreach-settlement.com” about my eligibility for a settlement. I do not know if it’s legit and was hoping I can screenshot and send to you so you can verify the authenticity. Let me know how i can do this.

    Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Norma,

    The domain from which this email generated appears to be correct.

  15. Peggy says:

    Today a card came for 1 of our son’s who passed away in 2004. He was 1 of 5 children on husband bc/bs .Are all our children at risk because this is the 1st time mail has come to say anything about data breach. We did hear about it on news, so is there a list someone can check for the rest of us? Thank You.

    ADMIN – Hi Peggy,

    Anthem indicated that they would contact those affected. If you only received it for one child chances are the other kiddos are ok. If you still want to make sure I would encourage you to contact the class action administrator.

  16. Jay says:

    How do i contact the class action administrator?

    ADMIN – Hi Jay,

    You scroll up and you look for the subheading contact. Next to it we have included all the info for the admin.

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