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Lindeen: Few Montanans Affected by Insurance Co. Data Hack

csimt 2015, Insurance, Press Release

Targeted company insured very few Montanans

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen released the following statement today after Anthem Inc., a large national insurance company, announced a major data breach:

“At this point, we believe the number Montanans possibly affected by the security breach at Anthem, Inc., is extremely small. Anthem is authorized to sell several lines of insurance in Montana, but does not sell health insurance here.

It is possible Montanans working for national companies may have their health insurance through Anthem. We believe that number in Montana to be small.

Our records show Anthem sells only two kinds of insurance in our state: property/casualty – often referred to as homeowner’s insurance — and life insurance. Despite being licensed, Anthem sells no property casualty insurance in Montana. Our records show the company collected less than $800 in life insurance premium in Montana since 2012.”

Lindeen encourages Montanan who believe they may be affected by the breach to consult a website Anthem created to respond to the cyber attack.

Montanans are also welcome to contact Lindeen’s office with concerns about this — or any other insurance problem — at 1-800-332-6148.