Anthem Inc. Announces Data Breach

TO:         Fresno Unified Employees & Retirees

DATE:     February 5, 2015

On February 4, 2015, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, Anthem, Inc., announced a severe data breach that may impact more than 80 million individuals nationwide – including Fresno Unified School District employees and retirees. Cyber hackers gained unauthorized access to personal information about current and former Anthem members, as well as Anthem employees.

Anthem (Blue Cross) is the District’s benefits vendor for PPO Plan Option A and Plan Option B. As a result, we are working closely with Anthem to better understand the impact on our benefit-eligible employees and retirees. At this time, we know that the accessed information included:

  • Current and former member and Anthem employee names
  • Birthdays
  • Member ID/Social Security numbers
  • Street addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Employment information, including income data (Fresno Unified does not provide income data to Anthem).

Initial investigations show no credit card information or medical information was targeted or obtained. Anthem will be contacting individual members and will be providing credit monitoring and identity protection services to those who have been affected.

For More Information

We are continuing to work closely with Anthem to better understand the data breach and the impact on our benefit-eligible employees and retirees who are current or former Anthem members. You may visit Anthem’s special website – – for the latest information about the attack and to review their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  You may also contact Anthem by phone at their hotline at 1-877-263-7995.

We will continue to keep you updated on Anthem’s ongoing investigation as more information becomes available.

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