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

  • Credit Monitoring
  • Cash Payment in Lieu of Credit Monitoring
  • Fraud Resolution Services
  • Out of Pocket Losses
Proof of Purchase
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
In re: Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation c/o KCC LLC P.O. Box 404012 Louisville, KY 40233-9821 1-855-636-6136

132 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.

    • Cynthia R Green says:

      Cash payment in lieu of credit monitoring

      “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 09/24/2017;”
      “The name of my credit monitoring or identity protection company is: TrustedID Premier; and
      “I will keep my credit monitoring or identity protection services active until at least: 10/30/2018

      ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

      Leaving your info here does not constitute a claim. You may want to file a claim if you want your share of the settlement.

    • matthew yates says:

      i got a postcard from the mail today. i was trying to file a claim so I can mail it to the data breach. I went on the website to file a claim and attach to the post card the website dose does not have the form for me to fill out i need help to find that form and where it is under can u please help me

      ADMIN – Hi Matthew,

      The website does have options to fill out your claim. Here are the links you need to follow

      • Juliana G. says:

        Hi, the claim form will not let me put in my zipcode. Any suggestions?

        ADMIN – Hi Juliana,

        Is your keyboard in caps lock?

  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.

    • Brenda Moriearty says:

      This whole thing Traci is a joke. They seem to get away with whatever they want these days. Ya I like our payments for having our identity stolen. A 2 year identity protection, whoopi. I bet theses bastards are connected to all this in some way. In the long run they arent loosing anything. Their all in bed together. We had the same thing happen with Bank of Americas class action suit. God only knows how much money Bof A got away with with all their fraudulant charges. Then the people get a mere i think it was like $18.00. This all makes me so sick to my stomach. Thank God people are starting to wake up.

      ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

      We get you! Totally frustrating; but please remember that when it comes to data breaches that compromise identity it is virtually impossible to blame a single source. Your identity could have been stolen at a different place or time allowing for the defendants to get away with smaller payouts.

  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.

    • Frank says:

      Maybe stop putting your personnel info online. Like the “special number” you got for this settlement…

  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:

  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 “” 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 “” 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.

    • Ed says:

      Please keep in mind that “reply-to” email addresses can be spoofed. Be sure to look at the destination addresses of the link the email wants you to click to complete whatever they’re asking for. Never go by the “from” or “reply-to” address.

  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.

  17. Stacey says:

    I received postcard in my for my 13 yr old son what do i need to do?

    ADMIN – Hi Stacey,

    You need to file a claim. You also need to freeze his credit.

  18. Lost says:

    when this first happened they stated that we being signed up at that time for credit monitoring? never received any info after that. now I received a post card for myself but not my wife? $36 or monitoring. already have monitoring form the Equifax breach supposedly but have not heard anything from them either??? come on this is getting out of hand. I would gladly take their $36 but it should be $72 for the two of us and why did we not hear about the original credit monitoring and how can we prove Equifax has done it?

    ADMIN – Hi Lost,

    Did Equifax send you a confirmation email? You can submit that as proof. You can also contact the admin to see if your wife is part of the settlement.

  19. Concerned Anthem Customer says:

    If this is supposed to be a “fair” settlement, how come Anthem customers are only getting credit monitoring for a year when Anthem confirmed the data breach, which includes Social Security numbers Income information, affected 80 MILLION PEOPLE???

    I very recently received a phone call from someone claiming to be a “BlueCross BlueShield representative”. He asked me to confirm my name, address, and DOB. I called Anthem, and they confirmed this was a scammer, but Anthem said there was nothing they would do on their end. When you do an online search of the scammer phone number, you see reports that he called many other Anthem customers and in some cases he knew name of the policyholders’ doctor.

    The actions by Anthem are A JOKE.

  20. Lynne Johnson says:

    I just submitted a claim on line, but the year of my birthday was not entered correctly. How to I correct this error.

    ADMIN – Hi Lynne,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  21. Diana says:


    I received a post card today in the mail, addressed to a complete stranger. My family and I have been living at this home for the past nine years and absolutely do not recognize the addressee. Please let me know how to proceed from here; I’m worried this breach affected my family / myself. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Diana,

    Reach out to the class action administrator and explain your situation.

    • Margaret says:

      I also received a post card addressed to a person who has never lived at this address. I googled the name and the only match in my town was someone who died in 2008.

      ADMIN – Hi Margaret,

      We have had many reports of names sent to wrong addresses. As long as you are taking care of your own claim don’t worry about everyone else.

  22. Shirrel K Witt says:

    Thank you for letting me know .I WOULD LIKE THE CASH IF CAN

    ADMIN – Hi Shirell,

    To elect the cash option you have to file a claim form. Use the link provided.

  23. John Barker says:

    We received a post card today on behalf of our 13 year old daughter, and previously for our 7 year old son. I am concerned about how/why Anthem Inc would have their information. Any ideas about how we determine this? Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    You had them insured under one of their brands.

  24. Gregg says:

    I also received a postcard today and it sure looks like another phishing scam.
    The website certainly doesn’t inspire any confidence that whoever is handling the settlement or whatever credit monitoring service they are offering isn’t going to just lose the information again on those who respond giving the hackers a verified sucker list.
    I personally am going to wait for a while and see how this plays out before responding. I hope whoever is in charge of this settlement reads some of these posts and hopefully upgrade their security.
    We all should just face the fact that the only ones that get anything out of class action suits are the lawyers.

    ADMIN – Hi Gregg,

    Why so bitter against lawyers?

  25. Juliana w says:

    Hi. I don’t understand why I Received a mail from the Data breach litigation people. Why am I being told to file a claim and something about me going to court in California. I’m only 15. I’m too young to be involved into this stuff.

    ADMIN – Hi Julianna,

    Your personal information associated to the health insurance provided by your parents was compromised. Ask an adult to help you file.

  26. Julie says:

    The postcard from Anthem says this: “To receive free credit monitoring services, you must (i) return this Claim Form, or (ii) complete a Claim Form online at If you would prefer to receive instructions for Credit Monitoring Services by email, please provide your email address:”

    I would prefer to receive instructions by regular mail. If I do not fill in my email address, will I receive some kind of instructions by regular mail? Another question: if I just sign and date the form (without including my email address) and mail it back, is that sufficient to get free credit monitoring or is there some other step that I will have to take? Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Julie,

    To get the answers to your questions you need to contact the class action administrator. Their contact info is posted above. Just scroll up.

  27. Julie says:

    The problem with that phone number is you don’t have an option to talk to a real person and it doesn’t answer this question. Thank you again.

    ADMIN – Hi Julie,

    Did you try class counsel?

    • Julie says:

      Hello again. The only contact number I see on this thread is the 1-855-636-6136 number which doesn’t get you to a live person
      . Am I missing some other contact number? Thank you.

      ADMIN – Hi Julie,

      That is their official number. When the numbers are not staffed you can always try to contact class counsel. To reach class counsel please refer to the FAQ under the question Do I have a lawyer?

      • Mel says:

        Hi! The other number (number to lawyers handling the case) is 1-877-703-0745. You can get a real person on that line, however, their resources are limited as to what they can share. Good luck!

  28. Honestly says:

    Why must we enter personal identifiable information in the claim form along with a claim id? Can’t you just check the dark web for all the information? Seriously though, low to middle earners will pay for this in fees as institutions are defrauded. Fraud based on the data is unlikely to be traceable and institutions know that. Besides, the institutions will earn a bonus on transaction fees.

  29. Denise Bodden-Johnson says:

    Hello I received Anthem Data Breach Credit Monitoring Services claim form.

    ADMIN – Hi Denise,

    If you received a form you should consider filing.

  30. Erica says:

    I received the postcard and filed my claim. It said that info on setting up the monitoring would be sent by email once finalized. Is there an email address I can add to my contacts to be sure that this email will be delivered to my inbox and not my spam folder?

    ADMIN – Hi Erica,

    I don’t have the email address they plan to utilize for notifications. You can contact the admin directly to ask.

  31. Nicole says:

    Need to know what this is about my kid get a card an the mail

    ADMIN – Hi Nicole,

    This is a data breach settlement where personal information such as social securities became compromised. This affected adults and minors. Your minor child needs to file with your assistance to protect their credit and identity. You Should also consider freezing their credit.

  32. Ron says:

    I received a postcard addressed to a complete stranger at my home address. We have been at this address since 1975. I called the 1-855-636-6136 phone number. There is no live operator available at this number. How do I contact a knowledgeable person to find out why I received the postcard addressed to an unknown person and also how do I determine if I should be included in the class action suit and if I am how do I get a corrected postcard sent to me? Thanks in advance for providing me with valid contact information.

    ADMIN – Hi Ron,

    Consider reaching out to class counsel. You can find their number under the FAQ

  33. Richard says:

    This settlement is even more of a joke than the typical class- action settlement. The consequences of a breach like this are forever, and they want to give me, $36.00?

    I had someone file a tax return in my name;

    I had to take time off from work to file police reports;

    I had to put security words on every banking account I have;

    I had to change my home and mobile phone numbera because I was getting phone calls from supposed overseas pharmacies who knew my doctor’s name and what medications I took;

    I had to freeze all my credit (which is a real PITA, by the way – – try buying a phone or getting utilities turned on without a credit check);

    And I have to deal with crap for the rest of my life:

    And they want to give me $36.00???

    I think I’m going to file an objection to this one. I’ve never done it before, but this settlement is so paltry as to be unconscionable.


    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    I totally see your point. I am sorry you went through so much and I wish you the best as you embark in the process of objecting.

    • Mark says:

      I agree completely. That is why it is time to get rid of the Social Security Number as a universal credit identifier. The problems using the SSN are to numerous to list in a short comment, and there are more cryptographically secure means of protecting people’s identity now than in the 1930’s when they came up with Social Security. I have written my entire congressional delegation about this problem, and I would recommend that everyone on this forum to do the same. Richard, if I may be so bold to suggest, you should write everything you’ve written here, by hand, to your congressional reps. Tell them you want a minimum of 128-bit cryptographic signatures to replace the SSN. It does get attention.

  34. Nelly Andujar says:

    This is a settlement for 115 millones. You think with 36. Dollars We going to fix our credit? For my they use my mame and take 2, get something.who get my money back?

    ADMIN – Hi Nelly,

    You always have the option to opt out and pay for your own attorney.

  35. Ron says:

    Why is this legal

    ADMIN – Hi Ron,

    Please be more specific.

    • Mark says:

      If your data was compromised by the data breach, then you are entitled to damages if *you* can prove, in court, that *you* were damaged by the data breach. You have to bring the court evidence of damage to make a claim. If you don’t have it, the case is dismissed due to lack of standing* (no damages). If you have evidence that someone used the information from the data breach to steal your identity, then you would have a case. But attorneys for the defense have deep pockets and can delay the start of a trial with endless motions. If you have the means, you should fight them. For the rest of us, there is a class filing. That is why you have the card. This settlement is the work of attorneys who have projected how many people will actually be harmed by the data breach, with the rest the class catching false info in their credit reports early enough to avoid damage. If you don’t like the outcome of this settlement, you are within your rights to sue, but I wish you luck.

  36. Christina garcia says:

    I want know is want. This about. My kids are under age still

    ADMIN – Hi Christina,

    Their identity was compromised. Anthem had records with details such as social security # and they had a data breach.

  37. TONI d MILLER says:

    I received the anthem data breach credit monitoring card . I need some help. 1. If I sign the card I get credit monitoring but can’t get anything from the settlement right? 2. What if I want to be a part of the settlement? 3.Do I have to have fraud done to me to be part of settlement? How can I be part of the settlement?
    Thank you, I am old and this is confusing.

    ADMIN – Hi Toni,

    You are entitled to obtain credit monitoring if you have none. You are entitled to get your money back if you are already paying for credit monitoring. You are entitled to receive assistance if you have a fraud issue and you are entitled to get money reimbursed if you incurred expenses associated to fraud or to protect yourself from fraud.

  38. Anita says:

    I received an Anthem Data Breach Credit Monitoring Services Claim Form for myself and my deceased husband. Is there any reason to file a claim form in my husband’s name?

    ADMIN – Hi Anita,

    No, no need. Unless he had credit monitoring and he died recently. It will let you get your money back for said service.

  39. Patricia McFarland says:

    I continue to get these calls… and I hate ocean cruises… will never take one. Do I need a CODE #?

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    This settlement is a data breach settlement. It has nothing to do with cruises.

  40. La Shawn says:

    I keep having a problem entering my zip code when selecting alternate payment. It only allows me to enter one number. Is this a tactic to force people to accept credit monitoring they already have from the numerous breaches? Please help and Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi LaShawn,

    I tested the form and it appears to work. If it is still giving you trouble contact the class action administrator.

  41. Wendy B says:

    I received a postcard in my name & in my deceased daughter’s name. Unfortunately, the postcards were accidentally thrown out. What can I do now, if anything?

    ADMIN – Hi Wendy,

    Since this is a privacy settlement you don’t need to do a thing. Being that your daughter is no longer with us she has no need to protect her identity.

  42. mattie gregory says:

    I have protestion include me in settlement .

    ADMIN – Hi Mattie,

    To be included in the settlement you must file a claim.

    • mattie gregory says:

      include me.

      ADMIN – Hi Mattie,

      To be included in a settlement you must file a claim using the link provided.

  43. Former Anthem Carrier says:

    Does this cover all scopes of Anthem ie: Anthem Highmark?

    ADMIN – Hi Ex Carrier,

    If you were a potential class member they would have sent you a card.

  44. Hemalatha Manchikalapati says:

    We have a family of four. Husband wife and two children who had Horizon Health coverage. I received four post cards in my name .My spouse and children did not get post cards. When my children and spouse getting the post cards to file the claim.

    ADMIN – Hi Hemalatha,

    It is entirely possible that their data was not compromised. Please reach out to the class action administrator to confirm. Use the contact information provided above.

  45. Tamela Hooks says:

    I filled out the claim form and put my email a few days ago but never received instructions to activate for my credit monitoring, I tried putting it again but it said I already filed. When will I get the instruction email?

    ADMIN – Hi Tamela,

    Please reach out to the class action administrator for clarification.

    • Tamela Hooks says:

      What is the class action administer number please?

      ADMIN – Hi Tamela,

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

  46. John Sendrey says:

    I want to Opt Out, to retain my right to sue Anthem for any future damanges resulting in the data breach.
    One or even two years of credit monitoring is a joke. Our personal data is compromised forever!
    Because the affected parties, my minor children, will likely be unaffected in the near future since they are still too young to apply for credit or conduct any financial transactions, I want to reserve the right for them to take legal action in the years to come.

    I suppose the downside to this course of action is that with so many data breaches (e.g. Equifax Data Breach), it will be difficult to prove the source of the data used by identity thieves. I suppose there may be an apportionment of liability based on the number of parties that have suffered data breaches.

    I imagine it will be my responsibility to keep track of all the data breaches from now on and to inform my children of all of them, so they can respond accordingly when they become victims of identity theft.

    Do you have the detailed steps required to Opt Out of the settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    The details to opt out are in the main page for the settlement.

  47. Former Anthem Coverage says:

    I understand the effective dates for Anthem breach started Feb. 2014 Thru 2015.
    My spouse had me covered under his plan, and I covered him under my Anthem plan.
    I did not received a card in the mail but he did.
    Does he only need to file a claim?

    thanks a lot


    I encourage you to contact the admin. It is entirely possible that your card got lost in the mail.

  48. Ofer says:

    Hi Admin,
    If I received the card (“Anthem Data Breach …. ) it means that the personal information was breached?
    Also, the credit monitoring protection services – are they only for future credit card transactions?
    Thanks !

    ADMIN – Hi Ofer,

    Yes, if you received a card your credit was compromised. As for credit monitoring it only works in the future. It is simply impossible to monitor the past.

  49. Richelle R Crall says:

    Received postcard

    ADMIN – Hi Richelle,

    Please complete your claim if you are a member of the class.

  50. Gary B says:

    a reply posted last October states: 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.

    Since our credit monitoring by AllClear is no longer in effect, and we will not be eligible for additional free monitoring until the after the Fairness Hearing on Feb. 1, 2018, am I to understand that we have had no credit monitoring or identity protection services for the last 8 months?

    ADMIN – Hi Gary,

    I would pay for my own monitoring and file using the reimbursement option. Or I would file as an out of pocket loss.

  51. TJ says:

    I received a card in my name months ago and received another with someone else’s name today with my address on it. Now I am concerned that someone else already used my personal info. Is there someone I can talk to regarding this possibly fraudulent claim number that just came?

    ADMIN – Hi TJ,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator.

  52. Mary says:

    I received a card to my address of 30 years, addressed to someone I’ve never heard of. How can I get this person off my address? I feel that this is a breach in and of itself.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    You will have to speak to someone who specializes in identity theft.

  53. Mary says:

    How do you reach the class action administrator?

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    If you scroll up you will find this info for the admin:

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

  54. Geneva B.Hall says:

    I received a post card about the Anthem Breach. I have been trying to get the online application finished and sent for days, but it keeps telling me invalid email address.
    Whenever I call the number on the post card, it is all automated, with NO options to speak to a human being.
    This whole situation is EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING FOR US ALL. We should at least be able to talk to humans about ours options.

    ADMIN – Hi Geneva,

    We are not the class action administrators but perhaps you would benefit from contacting the lawyer representing you in this matter. Her name is Eve Cervantez and she can be reached at (415) 421-7151 ext. 351

  55. Madeline Lobo says:

    I am so confused, makes me want to puke. All I want is to be on continuing monitor.

    ADMIN – Hi Madeline,

    Sign up for monitoring using the link provided. Regardless you should always have credit monitoring even if a third party is not paying for it.

  56. Dora says:

    Why is it the counselors get the money 7,500,& 5,000 and we only get 36.funky dollars they are getting rich off our information that was hacked that’s not justified to me , me ,an my 7 kids were hacked bullshit.

    ADMIN – Hi Dora,

    The judge approves or disapproves the payment to class counsel for their work. Your personal damages are calculated based on the risk you have of having your information used and how that risk can be proved to be associated to this breach. Anytime you feel you deserve more you have the option to object and go after a company on your own through self representation or by hiring your own attorney. You are not at the mercy of the evil attorneys that brought the class action.

  57. Jack Mehoff says:

    The proposed settlement is for “up to $597,500” to pay for credit monitoring for a whopping 2 whole years (OMG!!!) for the 80 million victims of this credit breach. “Up to $37.95 MILLION [DOLLARS] as attorneys’ fees.”

    Reminds me of that old Jerry Reed song…”She got the gold mine (I got the shaft).”

    Got to love capitalism…exploiting the masses for trucks FULL of gold for the few.

    ADMIN – Hi Jack,

    I understand your frustration and I wish I could fix it.

    • Leticia says:

      Hi I am calling to find out what happened to the 50.00 check I have tried calling the number on the letter one person said she got info and would send it out after a few weeks the next person said my info was never taken and that she would put it in i stated we are coming close to the deadline so I asked if she would repeat info she told me mam i got info wait 2 to 3 weeks and hung up now no number. And what’s upsetting is both my children and I sent postcards they were under my health insurance but only I was getting sent the letter for 50.00 there is others with the same problem never recieved there check(s). this is really frustrating the call center was not helpful at all please email me back thanks

      • Angelica (Admin) says:

        Hi, Leticia. Sorry to hear that, but we cannot answer your question. We are just a class action newspaper. You’ll have to contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are provided above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  58. Leslie H Bowyer says:

    there is no information on the ”” website as your paperwork says there is. Have you listed the wrong site? If so what is the correct one?

    ADMIN – Hi Leslie,

    I just clicked on it and it has all the info.

  59. Z. Carmon says:

    It is Jan 27, 2018 and I want to submit my request for credit monitoring. I went to the website on the postcard but there are several websites listed. How do I know which one is legitimate before entering more of my personal information for fear of clicking on a website that is a fraud?
    Also, If we have the claim no. from the post card, why do we have to enter so much personal info?
    Shouldn’t the claim no. be enough?

    ADMIN – Hi Z,

    You know a website is legitimate because it matches the one on your postcard.

  60. Lorraine Wilson says:

    I received this notice and just checking to see if you received the attached Claim form. Please advise me if you have. Thank you.
    Lorraine & Robert Wilson
    28 Champ Avenue
    Pearl River, NY 10965

    ADMIN – Hi Lorraine,

    We are not the class action administrator. To verify that they received your claim you need to contact them directly. Their contact info is on the notice or by scrolling up on this page.

  61. Jessica says:

    Has anyone received a payment?

    • leticia says:

      No I called number people were rude and not helpful this calls for another lawsuit….

  62. kathy says:

    Has anyone received any kind of compensation?

    ADMIN – Hi Kathy,

    Posting your question for other class members to reply.

  63. Suzanne Gjelsvik says:

    My husband and I misplaced the cards for applying for the credit monitoring and just located them in the past couple of days, too late to make the 1/29/18 deadline. What can we do now?

    ADMIN – Hi Suzanne,

    Yes, it is too late now.

  64. LYDIA PETTY says:

    Hi my name is Lydia petty I SUBMITTED back on 10/13/17 I filled out the form . my # AAB-1039300858001-8713977. I WOULD LIKE AN UPDATE ON THE SETTLEMENT.

    ADMIN – Hi Lydia,

    For updates on specific claims you need to reach out to the class action administrator

  65. Mary says:

    i keep getting these in mail for my 7 year old. does she really need to have her credit monitored at this age?? not sure what they are wanting us to do

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    It sounds like her identity was compromised too. Just because you are 7 it does not mean your social security can’t be used for fraudulent purposes.

  66. J. Milless says:

    I have filed a claim months and months ago and have heard absolutely nothing. What is a good contact number so I can talk to a live person? This was settled in 2015, what is the problem with getting the credit monitoring? I think I agree with a lot of the people on this web site, it’s just a “slight of hand” to make people think they are going to do something for all of us.

    ADMIN – Hi J,

    I would suggest that you reach out to Anthem directly or to class counsel. You can find class counsel info in the FAQ.

  67. Antonio Williams says:

    Just want to check on my claim

    ADMIN – Hi, Antonio,

    To check on your claim you need to contact the class action administrator.

  68. Cynthia Walker says:

    my name is Cynthia walker and I got a claim form in the mail. I signed it and sent in back in in 2017 but I haven’t gotten any response to let me know that they have received it. someone has already tried to get money out of my bank account someone in Florida and Georgia. I had to close my account. I also got a paper from Equifax due to fraud.

    ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

    Our website is like a newspaper of settlements. We have no direct control over specific claims. You need to reach out to the admin directly

  69. Kelly A. Bell says:

    I filed a claim about 2 months ago and haven’t gotten a response.

    ADMIN – Hi Kelly,

    You can always contact the class action administrator to check on the status of your claim.

  70. John B says:

    Here’s the rub from my end of this shit show ! My identity WAS stolen and used to steal my tax return ,3 years and still haven’t received my refund yet I lost my pickup because I was unable to meet my agreement of a pay off with my 2014 tax return!!! My identity has been and is still being used all across the UNITED STATES my credit has been reduced to a freaking joke damn glad I paid my bills on time my whole life just to have the credit score of a crack head “thanks ” and my company I worked for TRI-PRO FOREST PRODUCTS of OROFINO ID closed down putting me out of a job two days after i found out my identity was being used to collect my taxes and apply for credit cards I filed a report with the police about the identity theft and notified my bank of the situation, so I finally get the go-ahead to file my 2014 taxes and wouldn’t you know it H&R BLOCK of Moscow ID. Screwed me by putting my 2014 return on a 2015 form .had to refile paying Fucking H&R BLOCK AGAIN for the same year and they fuck it up again at which point I get a tax advocate to straighten out my tax returns because now I’m trying to get 3 years of tax returns back yeah right 2018 and I Still haven’t received my refunds from the Feds entirely H&R BLOCK has seen more money than I have !!!! Right stand by their work fucking joke , so by now I have hundreds of hours into proving who I am getting my ss# back and secure yeah right joke forced to move back to our home state and city to have family help out and loan us a camper so after being homeless for 5 freaking months we can’t even rent a place because my credit is FUCKED now I’m in a shitty over priced 1000.00$ a month appartment with a freaking 1991 Subru wagon that’s a death trap trying to make ends meet and save enough to get out of here when our lease is up in July all while working for wages I made in high school another fucking joke just to find out the insurance company never paid for my work related injury so now I’m stuck with the bill with not a damn dime to my name to spare . And then I find out about this law suit and the chance to get back what has been stolen from me and they want to pay FUCKING WHAT $36.ARE THEY FUCKING JOKING ,!!!!!! I have more than that paid out in stamps dealing with this FREAKING mess my life has been destroyed completely to the point where I see no joy in this world and trust no one the stress has ruined my marriage and made me a complete head case wondering who is going to fuck me over next I’m tired out of options broke both mind body soul and financialy living off romen trying to work with a hand that was crushed the last week of my job and not documented after being reported to my supervisor “Joe”so I labor on with a hand that I can’t flatten out now and can hardly write my name with now broke down feet from living on concrete floors in the mill ,to be told my career as a planerman is done no work learn a new career again at almost 50 . Fuck add it all up I should just give up git some life insurance and take a long walk in the deep woods and feed the fucking wolves at least my wife would be taken care of better than what I am doing now one meal a day sometimes pisses me off I’ve worked every day since I was 16 and to have someone I don’t even know take everything from me is just wrong where is the justice and accountability and fairness I deserve and that is the question I want answers to please……

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    I am deeply sorry about your experience and wish I could give you answers.

    • E. L. Harris says:

      Buddy, I know what you are talking about. Been through a similar hell myself. Makes you just want to go berserk and run amok. There is no justice in this world.

  71. Debbie says:

    Why is this taking so long? I received my postcard and did all the paperwork and inline this was last year I believe. And yes, they stole my identity and I pray they didn’t get my children’s as they are very young…ppl are so awful…when will checks be distributed? I get no answers from the administrators or even this site for an update…what is going on???

    ADMIN – Hi Debbie,

    Appeals often delay settlements for many years.

  72. Yolanda Davis says:

    I received 2 postcards for my sons I filled out mailed bk I also done online what i don’t understand is 36.00 i get many affected but that low amount so sad you ask for updates it changes no feedback makes u wonder what is going on in sorry but the dates n no emails or letters in mail

    ADMIN – Hi Yolanda,

    That is the way class action settlements work.

  73. Patrice B Notaro says:

    Dont remember if I and/or my daughter took the cash or the credit monitoring. Is there a way of checking?

    ADMIN – Hi Patrice,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator.

  74. Sarah G says:

    I received 2 separate payments today of $50 in my paypal account labeled “Re: In re Anthem, Inc data Breach Litigation Settlement Alternative Compensation distribution Payment”. Is this legit? I don’t remember giving my paypal info to Anthem.

    ADMIN – Hi Sarah,

    It appears to be legit. Lots of people are receiving it.

  75. Aprille Bromley says:

    I received an email today instructing me to click the link and enter the code for free credit monitoring. See below for info. Is this real?
    Re: In re Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement Credit Monitoring

    Dear Class Member,

    Enclosed is your activation code representing your Credit Monitoring Settlement Award in the In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement. You have until November 20, 2019 to activate your code with Experian.

    Your activation code is BF5TJSBQWM.

    To use your activation code, please go to the Experian website at: and select the Enroll Now button.

    If you do not have internet access, or if you have any difficulties activating your Credit Monitoring Settlement Award, please contact Experian customer care at 1-866-579-2216.

    If you have any questions directly related to the Anthem Settlement, please go to or call 1-855-636-6136.

    Thank you,

    In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement Administrator

  76. Roy Compton says:

    I received this email in my Junk Mail Box. Is this a ligament email? It is asking for all my personal information when I open it up.

    In re Anthem Inc., Data Breach Litigation Settlement Credit Monitoring
    In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement Administrator
    Tue 11/20/2018, 2:26 PM
    Re: In re Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement Credit Monitoring

    Dear Class Member,

    Enclosed is your activation code representing your Credit Monitoring Settlement Award in the In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement. You have until November 20, 2019 to activate your code with Experian.

    Your activation code is Y9CF84MM9Y.

    To use your activation code, please go to the Experian website at: and select the Enroll Now button.

    If you do not have internet access, or if you have any difficulties activating your Credit Monitoring Settlement Award, please contact Experian customer care at 1-866-579-2216.

    If you have any questions directly related to the Anthem Settlement, please go to or call 1-855-636-6136.

    Thank you,

    In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation Settlement Administrator

    This message was intended for: rcomptonXXXXX
    You were added to the system November 14, 2018.
    For more information click here. Update your preferences
    Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe via email

  77. Emma Kay says:

    If you’re talking about the email that many people received November 20, 2018, Paypal confirms that it was a phishing email. Forward the email to spoof@paypal to check.

  78. WALTER HAGEN JR says:


    ADMIN – Hi Walter,

    The class action administrator can walk you through the steps to activate your credit monitoring.

  79. Alejandra Moreno Methot says:

    My husband and I received a ‘letter’ not a card, today, 11/23/18, which says we have until November 20, 2019 to activate our code with Experian. The letter also says to use your website and press the *Enroll Now button* there is no such option on your web page. There is posted information telling people if we haven’t heard anything by 12/14/18 to contact you. This doesn’t sound right. Also, there are no humans answering the phone numbers listed to ask questions, it makes people frustrated, worried, anxious, etc. very dangerous especially for some elderly. Please change your method of communication.

    Alejandra Moreno M

    ADMIN – Hi Alejandra,

    Consider reaching out to the class action administrator.

    • Joanne says:

      tried to enroll but there was not button to enroll now what do I do now? I have received nothing

      ADMIN – Hi Joanne,

      Reach out to the class action administrator.

  80. Craig says:

    I got my $50 for thanksgiving. Thought I missed out when I changed address. I suggest claimants in these suits keep a folder with copies of what you’re doing, when and how, take screenshots and so on. See Patrice & Sarah’s posts above. You wait so long you forgot what you did to claim. As it turned out for me I had given the correct new address.

  81. bob says:

    is this the true address to enroll or a scam address?

    ADMIN – Hi Bob,

    The domain is correct. The address appears to be wrong. Contact the class action administrator.

  82. hugh mcpherson says:

    cannot find enrole now

    ADMIN – Hi Hugh,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  83. Roy Spegele says:

    I received a activation code and that don’t work is just another rip off? Some settlement it not worth the trouble
    of filling out all the information and it don’t work ( Waste of time and money)?

    ADMIN – Hi Roy,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  84. E Donoson says:

    Got a letter nov 23 2018 with a activation claim number to file to activate my credit monitoring award with experian. It ask for my ssn on the application. I do not put my ssn on a document on the Internet. Why should I enter my ssn on a form when you supposidly already have that info. Is this just another scam?

    ADMIN – Hi E,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.





    ADMIN – Hi Marvin,

    Try emailing the class action administrator.

    • Julian Nurkowski says:

      I had the same problem as Marvin, however I hung up after 45 minutes. They didn’t even have the decency to warn me of the wait time. I tried 4 hours later and this time they said the wait time is greater than 15 minutes. I hung up after 15 minutes as I have other thing to do than stare blankly at the phone. Anthem is guilty but they sure are not trying very hard to execute the court ordered settlement!
      Can you please provide the email address of the class action administrator?

      ADMIN – Hi Julian,

      Here you are

  86. Les Bender says:

    Tried using my activation code to set up my monitoring account. Received an email from Experian stating my account was set up. Tried signing in – account not recognized, tried calling – after 17 minutes hung up. Tried calling 1-479-343-6239 – totally automated number – no help.

    It all appears to be very strange!

    ADMIN – Hi Les,

    Thanks for sharing. I have heard numerous issues regarding this matter. It is best if you reach out to the class action administrator first and then to class counsel if that does not work.

  87. marilyn kayser says:

    I received a letter with an activation code that had to be entered by November 20, 2019; however, I didn’t receive the code until November 21, 2019 in the mail. Please advise.

    ADMIN – Hi Marilyn,

    Reach out first to the class action administrator. If that does not work reach out to class counsel.

  88. LOVIE J. says:

    I can not believe the world we live in now,DATA BREACHES ID theft is there anything sacred anymore. Received
    something about monitoring service tried the 1-866-579-2216 nothing but music,why can’t I just speak with a real person.

    ADMIN – Hi Lovie,

    Sadly we are not the class action administrator thus we do not have control over the way people handle their phone queues.

  89. Julian Nurkowski says:

    It doesn’t get any better. I went to the site to activate the award and it came back as an error and that I should call 1-866-579-2216. I called and after sitting on hold for 45 minutes I hung up. Their robot didn’t even have the decency to warn me beforehand of the wait. Anyway, I tried again 4 hours later at 6:30 p.m. and this time I was told the wait time was greater than 15 minutes. I hung up after 15 minutes. How am I supposed to get activation if these crooks don’t allow me to activate it!

    ADMIN – Hi Julian, that is their email.

  90. chrystal craft says:


    ADMIN – Hi Chrystal,

    What is the name of the case mentioned in your letter?

  91. Evelyn says:

    Suspicious re trying to reply to this “settlement” (as I’m asked to give my SS#); have had my identity stolen at least three times. If ANTHEM owes me, and has my address, why don’t they just send me any money due?

    ADMIN – Hi Evelyn,

    Many settlements ask for social security #

  92. john jenkins says:

    I never got the litigation paper work until 11-24-2018 by code is 3vn4k7ckkt

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  93. Ronald L Byrd says:

    Ronald L. Byrd says:
    November 27, 2018 at 2:45 P.M.
    Cash payment in lieu of credit monitoring

    “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 09/24/2017;”
    “The name of my credit monitoring or identity protection company is: TrustedID Premier; and
    “I will keep my credit monitoring or identity protection services active until at least: 11/30/2018.”

  94. Roy spegele says:

    Received letter with activation code which is not working and Experian is not anwering phone calls but you hold for over 45 minutes and no answers ?
    What kind of settlement is this? None at all.

    ADMIN – Hi Roy,

    I am sorry about that. Everyone complains about the same. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

  95. DENNIS E JULIAN says:

    My letter stated I need to go to “” Enroll Now Button” but I can’t find it….
    I will use the credit monitoring portion of the settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Dennis,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  96. Kay says:

    Got a check for $74.99 …Small amount for having my identity compromised.

    ADMIN – Hi Kay,

    Thanks for letting us know.

  97. diana says:

    My husband died in August. I am the executor of his estate. His $50 check arrived last week. I assume I am to deposit it to his estate?

    ADMIN – Hi Diana,

    I believe you can with proper documentation that proves you are the executor.

  98. ed konans says:

    was told to create a paypal account, did that and then was told to go to this site .. however was not given any further instructions as what to do . Please advise

    ADMIN – Hi Ed,

    I don’t think they sent you to our website. Perhaps they directed you to the class action website?

  99. Dale R Hager says:

    i gave them my discover account and now they want me joint something else i have credit monitoring with discover and e mail them so that is going on i do not want this Experian this wrong it took over a year to tell me this

  100. Roxanne Pikarsky says:

    called experian for assistance, reached Ollie, she told me to wait, then next I am told wait time is over 1 hour? Received letter with activation code, tried to enroll but the account login requires an id and password, do not know these thus called 1-866-579-2216. No longer have anthem as insurance but would like the credit monitoring since a breech was doe.


    ADMIN – Hi Roxanne,

    It is best if you reach out to the class action administrator.

  101. Dale R Hager says:

    had card sent to me did everything asked and now i feel like i am being push under the rug on this

    ADMIN – Hi Dale,

    I believe the codes and monies were recently distributed. Contact the class action administrator.

  102. ADRIAN MELAND says:


    ADMIN – Hi Adrian

    here is the contact info for the lawyer in charge

  103. Kenneth says:

    How do I know this November 20th email is legitimate??? Is this Experian Data Breach/Athenam email for real or are we being spammed/hacked/whatever-else-it-could-be?

    Thank you…

    ADMIN – Hi Kenneth,

    I can’t see the details of the email you received thus I can’t confirm the legitimacy but you can always reach out to the class action administrator.

  104. MICHELE LIGHT says:

    I received the post cards for 2 of my children and myself, immediately filing the claim for all of us. I elected to have credit monitoring for us.
    Well still to this date we have no email, letter or any type of notice as promised to set up our credit monitoring. An to top it off, I was told my daughter does not get anything. Why because she is only 16? Hmmm well in 2 years she will be 18 and credit damage can stay on reports 7-10 years. An longer if another company buys the acct.
    I want answers and can’t seem to get a response to my letters and no calls back

    ADMIN – Hi Michele,

    Try reaching out to class counsel.

  105. Vanity Jefferson says:

    How can we find out whether or not a settlement payment has been issued to us?

    ADMIN – Hi Vanity,

    You can contact the class action administrator.

  106. Barbara Cone says:

    My activation code is 6J9GR8JCQD With Experian In RE Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation settlement.

    Letter said I had until November 20, 2019 to activate this code with Experian. Is there anything else I need to do? Am I activated now?

    ADMIN – Hi Barbara,

    You need to go to the website indicated in the letter you received and you need to enter your activation code.

  107. francis kerr says:

    was trying to enroll button can not fine

    ADMIN – Hi Francis,

    I just checked and it appears to be working.

  108. francis kerrr says:

    Ask the action administrator to conack me.

    ADMIN – Hi Francis,

    I can’t do that. You must reach out using the contact info provided.