Anthem, Inc., has reached a settlement to resolve the multi-district class action litigation relating to the 2015 cyber attack against the company. The settlement did not include any finding of wrongdoing, and Anthem did not admit any wrongdoing or that any individuals were harmed as a result of the cyber attack.
Anthem Settlement Of Cyber Attack
The settlement provides for an additional two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services along with other benefits to individuals who received notice and/or whose information was impacted by the cyber attack announced by Anthem in February 2015.
Anthem is going to pay $115 million into a settlement fund that will be used for several things:
- $15 million of the fund will be allocated to pay actual out-of-pocket costs, up to a set amount, that settlement class members claim they incurred due to the cyber attack.
- It will pay for two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services for settlement class members who want them.
- It will allow settlement class members who already have credit services to submit a claim to receive alternative compensation for up to $36 instead of credit services.
Kurtzman Carson Consultants (also known as KCC), is the third party settlement administrator that was selected to administer the benefits of the settlement to settlement class members. KCC began mailing notices to class members on September 29. You can find information about the settlement at DataBreach-Settlement.com.
Anthem is not handling the administration of the settlement agreement benefits or answering questions pertaining to this agreement. All questions should be directed to KCC.
KCC is the best resource for questions about the settlement agreement, including how to submit a claim for the credit monitoring and identity protection services offered or how to submit claims for out-of-pocket costs or alternative compensation.