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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who has their personal information listed in the Anthem’s Member Impact Database or received a notice from Anthem about the data breach that was announced in February of 2015.


Settlement Amount

$115,000,000


Proof of Purchase

Yes.  Class members must provide documentation with their claims


Claim Form

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Important Dates

12/29/17: Deadline to Object

1/29/2018: Deadline to make a claim for credit monitoring services or alternative compensation

2/1/2019: Deadline to make a claim for out-of-pocket costs (please note this date is only an estimate)

2/1/2018: Settlement Fairness Hearing


Settlement Notes

  • In re: Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 5:15-md-02617-LHK,
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Class members in the Anthem data breach class action lawsuit claim Anthem did not adequately safeguard consumers’ personal information in regards to a cyber attack that resulted in the personal information theft of around 79 million people.  The information in question was stored in Anthem databases and included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health care ID numbers, home addresses, email addresses and employment information.

The defendants in the Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation are defined as Anthem, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and certain Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies who had members with data stored on Anthem’s databases that was compromised due to the Anthem data breach.

Anthem Inc. denies any actions of wrong doing but have agreed to settlement terms in order to avoid the unknown expense of a trial.  Anthem will also establish a $115 million fund to provide payment for out-of-pocket losses Class Members suffered or credit monitoring services to protect Class Members from future harm.

All class members who file valid claims in the case will be represented by Eve Cervantez (Altshuler Berzon LLP), Andrew N. Friedman (Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC), Eric Gibbs (Girard Gibbs LLP), and Michael W. Sobol (Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP).

Anthem Inc. will be represented by Craig A. Hoover, E. Desmond Hogan, Peter R. Bisio, Michael Maddigan, and Allison M. Holt (Hogan Lovells US LLP)


Contact Information

Mail: Anthem Inc. Data Breach Litigation, c/o KCC LLC, P.O. Box 404012, Louisville, KY 40233-9821
Phone: 1-855-636-6136


Settlement Website

www.DataBreach-Settlement.com

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Comments
  1. I did not like finding out my data with my Retired Federal B/C B/S was breached. I do not think the two year security is enough nor the measly $36.00. I would have preferred $1million for compensation. I have been getting scam phone calls which I do not answer as my smart phone identify’s them for a while now and have no doubt in my mind it is from this data breach. I am very angry.

      • I hear ya Allan… if you feel strongly enough you can always attend the Settlement Fairness Hearing on 2/1/2018 … the hearing will take place at 280 South 1st Street, Room 2112, San Jose, CA 95113

        you may speak at the Final Approval Hearing if you have (a) mailed your written comment or objection to the appropriate recipient on or before the postmark deadline, and (b) identified in your comment or objection whether you intend to appear at the Final Approval Hearing.

        To be considered by the Court, your objection must be either (1) filed at any location of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on or before December 29, 2017, or (2) mailed, postmarked no later than December 29, 2017, to the following two recipients at these addresses:

        http://www.databreach-settlement.com/Home/FAQ#25

  2. Michelle Trostler

    I have frozen my credit and would prefer the $36 to the credit monitoring. I don’t need to monitor my frozen credit. I can do this myself through annualcreditreport.com. Yet, the online form asks that I have credit monitoring. Why is this required? Freezing is much more secure than simple monitoring.

    • Good point Michelle and I agree… I would call the settlement admin at 1-855-636-6136 and ask them if that is required.

        • Michelle, please contact the lawyer representing class members in this case… Girard Gibbs LLP 1-866-981-4800… they are receiving a nice chunk of the settlement pie so they should be more than happy to answer any question you have 🙂

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