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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Statement Regarding Anthem Data Breach - refer to What's New, Notices for updates regarding this matter.
Plan Counsel has been consulted on the matter and has been advised that Anthem is taking appropriate measures and is still working on identifying who specifically has been impacted by the breach. Once this determination has been made, the MEBA Medical Plan should be notified if any members were impacted and, if so, what data elements were part of the breach. Anthem is offering all of our members the opportunity to sign up for identity fraud protection (at Anthem's sole expense) even as the investigation into the impacted individuals is underway. Given that identity fraud protection is a critical measure for impacted individuals they recommend distributing the attached communication in the same manner the previous notice was distributed.
There are no additional measures that the MEBA Medical Plan can or needs to take at this time while the investigation is still underway. In the meantime, we expect that CareFirst will reach out to us regularly to update us on the status of Anthem's investigation. As additional information is received it will be disseminated.
The MEBA Benefit Plans strives to provide prompt and efficient service to meet the needs of our members and their families.
The MEBA Benefit Plans
The MEBA Benefit Plans are jointly administered by Trustees appointed by District No. 1-PCD, MEBA and by Participating Employers. The Plans are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), and other applicable laws.
NOTICE FROM THE PLANSí LAWYERS:
Please understand that this web site itself canít provide and isnít intended to provide all the details of the MEBA Benefit Plans. This web site does not change or otherwise interpret the terms of the official Plan documents, such as the Trust Agreements or the Plan Regulations. Your rights can be determined only by referring to the official documents. Please note that nobody other than the Board of Trustees has any authority to interpret the official Plan documents or to make any promises to you about your benefits. If you have any questions about your benefits, contact the Plan Office as explained in this web site and you will receive a reply to your inquiry.
If any of the information contained in this web site is inconsistent with the official Plan documents, the provisions of the official Plan documents will govern in all cases. Every effort is made to keep this web site and the Plan documents, forms and other information available thru it as up to date as possible. However, there will sometimes be a gap between when a Plan document or form is amended or changed and when the revised item is added to this web site. Any amendments or changes to the Plan documents or forms are still effective even if they have not yet been added to this web site. You can contact the Plan Office to see if there is an amendment or change that isnít reflected here yet.
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