NDPERS has received notice from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota regarding a data breach of a computer network used by Anthem health insurance, a fellow but separate Blue Cross Blue Shield family of companies. If any Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota members were affected, it could have happened if they received medical services in any of the states where Anthem operates. Anthem provides coverage in states including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Potential information stolen by computer hackers included birthdates, addresses and Social Security numbers, but doesn't appear to include medical information or financial details. BCBS is still assessing whether any North Dakota members were impacted. If this is the case, Anthem will send an official notification letter via the United States Postal Service. PLEASE NOTE: The letter will be send directly from Anthem, not BCBSND. For real-time updates about the Anthem breach, please go to http://www.AnthemFacts.com.