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NAIC Statement on Anthem Security Breach

Monica J. Lindeen, NAIC President and Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance

State regulators take the issue of cybersecurity very seriously. Anthem operates in many states and affected regulators will be monitoring the situation closely. While we cannot speak to specific instances of this attack, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is committed to addressing cybersecurity in the insurance sector. We encourage consumers who think they may be affected to look for communications directly from Anthem and to monitor your accounts, credit score, bank, credit card and other financial information.

About the NAIC

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.naic.org.

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