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Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

computer dataDES MOINES – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that, according to Anthem, 172,727 Iowans may be affected by the recent cyber-attack. Any Iowan impacted by this cyber-attack will be contacted by Anthem and identity theft repair services are available. Affected Iowans may also sign up for additional free services which include credit monitoring services and a free identity theft insurance policy.

“The Iowa Insurance Division is working with Anthem and regulators in other states to monitor this situation and we will continue to update Iowans as we learn more,” Gerhart said. “In addition to the identity repair assistance Anthem is offering by telephone, I would strongly recommend any Iowans affected by this cyber-attack to sign up for all of the additional protections being offered to help remedy the situation.”

Affected Iowans should visit or call 1-877-263-7995 to sign up for the additional protections provided by Anthem.

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