Update to Free Identity Protection Services for Empire Plan Enrollees

As noted in previous articles in the Workforce, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, the parent company of The Empire Plan Hospital Program administrator, offers free identity protection services to all current Empire Plan enrollees through AllClear ID.    For more information, call 1-855-227-9830 or go to https://anthemcares.allclearid.com.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has also asked Anthem to provide additional credit protection to minors under the age of 18 as of January 27, 2015 in the form of credit freezes.

Credit Freeze for Minors

Anthem has partnered with the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Transunion) and will cover the cost of a one-time freeze and one-time removal at each of these credit bureaus.

Highlights:  The Program offers a one-time credit freeze and one-time credit freeze removal at each of the three major credit reporting bureaus for children affected by the cyber-attack to:

  • Parents or legal guardians of children under the age of 18 as of January 27, 2015 who are not yet 18 as of February 24, 2017
  • Minors who are now adults – children under 18 on January 27, 2015 who are 18 or older as of February 24, 2017

Anthem will begin mailing letters to parents or legal guardians and adult children on February 24, 2017 and expects all letters to be mailed by the end of May.