Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield reported a security breach

On March 17, 2015, Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield reported a security breach that may have resulted in the loss of sensitive information of their current and former clients. Among those affected are retirees who received coverage when Blue Cross was the carrier for the retired members. Information involved in this incident dates back to 2002. Premera served as a third party administrator for the AlaskaCare Employee and Retiree Health Plans between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2009.

Below is a link to the DRB website which will give you additional information. Additionally, there is a link to a sample copy of the letter that those affected should receive from Premera no later than April 20, 2015. Anyone who feels they are affected by this incident, but has not received a letter by April 20, 2015, are encouraged to call Premera at 1-800-768-5817,Monday through Friday, between 5:00a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

DRB website: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/headlines/2015/03/18/premera-breach-fact-sheet/#.VR82xvnF81Y

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