Insurance Department Meets With Anthem Officials About Data Breach

Feb 6, 2015

The Indianapolis-based insurer says social security numbers may have been compromised, but not credit card data.
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The Indiana Department of Insurance says health insurance giant Anthem is doing everything it can to mitigate the effects of a recent data breach.

Anthem announced late Wednesday night it had been the target of a cyber attack that left client and employee information at risk. 

Though the insurer says no medical information or credit card data had been stolen, hackers did gain access to personal information including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers. 

Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson, whose agency has jurisdiction over Anthem because the company is based in Indiana, says he met with Anthem officials Thursday morning. 

Robertson says he’s encouraged that Anthem took all possible steps to halt the attack, contacted the FBI, and notified potentially affected customers as soon as possible.  He says his agency will continue to monitor the situation.