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Healthcare Data Breach Alert: Anthem Health Insurance Customers Beware

by: Smith and Howard

March 26, 2015

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If you are an Anthem health insurance company customer you should be aware that Anthem’s database of customer records was breached. This is the largest health care data breach in US history, and could involve up to 80 million employees and customers. Data that may have been compromised include names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, employment information, and wages.

If you do not monitor your credit on an annual basis, this event should be your wake-up call. Free credit report applications are available at: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/manualRequestForm.action

In addition to protecting your individual identity, do not be misled into thinking that breaches of computer data concern only mega-corporations. The problem is rapidly escalating for small-business owners. According to a recent survey, 55% of small businesses have experienced a data breach, while 53% of those businesses had multiple breaches.

Learn more about steps you can take to protect your organization against data breach.

Are you concerned with the risk of identity theft? Our advisors are here to help, please call Patsy O’Brien at 404.874.6244 or fill out our contact form below for more information.

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