CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has notified the H&W Fund Office that 1,965 Transit Employees' Health & Welfare Plan’s participants were affected by the recently publicized cyber-attack on Anthem BlueCross BlueShield.
Representatives of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield have assured the Fund Office that no social security numbers of H&W Fund participants were compromised in the attack.
Moreover, the Fund Office understands that Anthem will be notifying each of the affected individuals offering identity theft monitoring assistance.
We will let you know if we learn any additional, relevant information
If you are a METRO employee and a participant in the Plan, but you leave your METRO employment, lose your eligibility for Plan coverage, and then return to work for METRO at a later date, you will be treated a s a new METRO employee.
You will be asked to complete enrollment forms. Before the end of your probation period, you will receive information from the Health & Welfare Plan about the benefit choices available to you. You must return those forms to the Health & Welfare Plan by the date indicated. Full-time employees who do not make a selection will automatically be enrolled for single coverage in the default HMO (Kaiser), and the Cigna Dental HMO.