Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield: How those affected by cyber attack on Anthem can get identity theft repair & credit monitoring services

Scott Larrivee, 262-523-4746,, Twitter: @AnthemPR_WI

Services Available to Affected Members in English, Spanish
Starting on Friday at 1 p.m. CT

MILWAUKEE – February 13, 2015 – Current and former Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin (Anthem) members dating back to 2004 are being offered identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services via starting at 1 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Affected members can start accessing these services prior to receiving a mailed notification from Anthem, which will be sent in the coming weeks. Members may access these services at any time during the 24 month coverage period.

The free identity protection services provided by Anthem include:

o Identity Theft Repair Assistance: Should a member experience fraud, an investigator will do the work to recover financial losses, restore the member’s credit, and ensure the member’s identity is returned to its proper condition. This assistance will cover any fraud that has occurred since the incident first began.

o Credit Monitoring: At no cost, members may also enroll in credit monitoring, which alerts consumers when banks and creditors use their identity to open new credit accounts.

o Child Identity Protection: Child-specific identity protection services will also be offered to any members with children insured through their Anthem plan.

Identity theft repair services are available to Anthem members who feel they have experienced fraud. For members who have been impacted by the cyber attack, these services are automatically available and do not require enrollment. Please visit to learn how to access these services. Members may access identity theft repair services by calling 877-263-7995.

Additional protection is available through credit monitoring services. This requires a member to actively enroll because the member must provide their personal information and consent to have their credit monitored. Members can enroll at any time during the 24 month coverage period, and can learn how to sign up at Members who do not have access to the Internet or who prefer telephone service may call 877-263-7995 for assistance.

Spanish-speaking members may access information at, or receive assistance in Spanish at 877-263-7995.

Phone lines will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. CT on Friday, and regular hours are Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT. From Monday, Feb. 16 to Friday, Feb. 20, the call center will be open extended hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT.

Members who have provided e-mails to Anthem and have opted in to receiving communications may receive an e-mail directing them to visit to sign up for services. This e-mail is scheduled to be distributed the week of Feb. 16. This email, sent due to state notification requirements, will not ask for personal information and will not contain a link to any websites other than