Nearly 173,000 Iowans were impacted by the cyberattack reported earlier this month by a major U.S. health insurance provider. Anthem, Incorporated provided more information about the data breach and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said Thursday that it may have affected 172,727 Iowans who are current and former Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield members.
Gerhart said those affected by the breach will be contacted by the insurance company about identity theft repair services and credit monitoring. Anthem reported the cyberattack involved a database of records for 80 million people. Some of the information comprised included names, medical ID numbers and Social Security numbers.
Iowa consumers can visit www.anthem.allclearid.com or call 1-877-263-7995 to sign up for protections Anthem is providing.