CareFirst has notified the Health & Welfare Fund office that participants in the Transit Employees' Health & Welfare Plan were affected by a recently discovered cyber attack on CareFirst. Please note that this is not the same cyber attack as you were alerted to in March.
Representatives of CareFirst have assured the Fund office that no social security numbers of H&W Plan participants were compromised in the attack.
Moreover, the Fund office understands that CareFirst will be notifying each of the affected individuals offering identity theft monitoring assistance. You should receive a letter from CareFirst explaining more about the attack and what you need to do. Here is a sample of that letter.
There are two steps that you need to take if you have an account set up on CareFirst's website.
Watch this space! We will let you know if we learn any additional, relevant information,
For various legitimate reasons, some members may have difficulty providing necessary documentation. In this case, it is important that you apply for coverage within the time periods outlined for each plan. Only then will the merits of your unique situation be considered. Contact the Health and Welfare office for more information.