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,
Yes, if you are a full-time METRO employee or working under the supplemental collective bargaining agreement (the “New Service Agreement”), you may be eligible to opt out of coverage and receive a cash payment amount. You will need to provide proof that you have coverage from a source other than METRO. For more information on opting out of coverage, visit the "Election of Cash Payment/Waiver of Coverage" section on the Enrollment page.