For Immediate Release: February 24, 2014

Goodwin Reminds North Carolinians of Anthem Breach Identity Protection

RALEIGH -- Anthem has reported that as of Feb. 23, 2015, there are more than 775,000 members of health plans in North Carolina known to be affected by a massive data breach discovered in late January. Those affected include 601,347 members of Anthem plans, 110,434 members of non-Anthem plans (including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina plans), and 63,825 members of unknown plans dating back to 2004.

Anthem is offering 24 months of free identity theft repair and credit monitoring services to current or former members of affected plans. Anthem will be notifying people affected by the breach by mail beginning in late February, but customers do not need to wait until they receive notification to enroll in the free protection.

"If you feel that your personal information may have been compromised because of this security breach, I highly recommend you contact Anthem directly for more information," said North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. "You can enroll in identity protection services today."

To learn more or enroll in identity theft protection services, visit www.AnthemFacts.com or call 877-263-7995.

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