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 were hired before January 1, 2010 and you retire, you can choose to continue your medical benefits (including prescription drug coverage) under the Plan. You are also eligible for life insurance and voluntary retiree dental coverage through Delta Dental.
When you retire, you are no longer eligible for short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD) or accidental death and dismemberment (ADD) coverage.
You need to make monthly premium payments to receive coverage when you retire. In most cases, your premium payments are automatically deducted from your pension check. For more information on medical coverage after retirement, see "If You Retire" on the Life Events page.