Statement from AG Jepsen on Response from Anthem Indicating
Consumer Protections Will Be Made Available on Friday
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on a formal response from Anthem, Inc. to a letter sent yesterday on behalf of Connecticut and nine other attorneys general asking that consumer information about free identity theft protection and credit monitoring services be made immediately available for those affected by the company's recent data breach:
"I am pleased that Anthem has responded quickly and positively to our request and that consumers affected by the data breach will be able to access the promised free identity theft protection and credit monitoring beginning this coming Friday, February 13. I strongly urge all affected Connecticut residents to take advantage of these services as soon as they can.
"Additionally, Anthem has memorialized its commitment to my office to offer these free services to all affected Connecticut consumers for two years as I had requested. I commend the company for doing so, as I did for its relatively swift disclosure of this breach. To its further credit, Anthem today announced that it will extend the two years of protection previously offered in Connecticut to all affected consumers across the country.
"My office's investigation into this breach is active and ongoing. I encourage Connecticut residents with questions to contact Anthem at 1-877-263-7995 and visit www.anthemfacts.com, and to visit the state Department of Consumer Protection's Web site for Anthem information, www.ct.gov/anthemadvice."