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
While you are collecting Workers’ Compensation, you are not eligible to receive short-term disability benefits from the Plan. However, you are eligible to apply for long-term disability benefits six months after your injury. Any long-term disability benefit you receive will be reduced by your Workers’ Compensation and other forms of income. For many reasons, it is to your advantage to apply for long-term disability benefits. Call the Health & Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.