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A Class Action Settlement has been proposed in litigation against Anthem, Inc. (“Anthem”) and
other health benefit companies (together, called “Defendants” in this notice), relating to the data
breach that Anthem announced in February 2015 (“the Data Breach”). If you received a notice
from Anthem about the Data Breach or if your personal information was taken during the Data
Breach, you are a “Settlement Class Member.”
Anthem Data Breach Settlement Fund Details:
Under the Settlement, Anthem has agreed to make changes to its business practices that will
improve the security of its customers’ personal information stored on its databases. Defendants
will also establish a $115 million Settlement Fund to pay for credit monitoring services to protect
Settlement Class Members from future harm or for an alternative cash payment for those who
verify they already have credit monitoring or identity protection, as well as for demonstrated
out-of-pocket losses. The Settlement Fund will also pay for the costs of the settlement
administration, and court-approved attorneys’ fees and expenses and service awards for named
Plaintiffs. In exchange, Settlement Class Members will release any and all claims they may have
against Defendants and every other person or entity (with certain limited exceptions) related to the
Data Breach as described in detail below.
Settlement Class Members are encouraged to submit a claim to receive at least two years of future
credit monitoring services. If you already have credit monitoring services, you may still sign up
for this additional protection.
Alternatively, if you verify that you already have a credit monitoring service that you will keep for
at least one year, you may submit a claim for a cash payment of up to $36 (payment may be less
than $36 depending on participation in the Settlement) instead of receiving credit monitoring
services through the Settlement.
You may additionally provide documentation or proof to receive reimbursement of up to $10,000
in out-of-pocket losses that you believe you suffered or are suffering because of the Data Breach.
You may access Fraud Resolution Services after the Settlement becomes final, whether or not you
make a claim. Fraud Resolution Services will not be available until after the Effective Date. The
earliest possible Effective Date is March 5, 2018. Please check www.DataBreach-Settlement.com
or call toll-free 1-855-636-6136 after March 5, 2018, to determine whether the Effective Date has
occurred, and to obtain instructions on how to access the Fraud Resolution Services.
If approved, the proposed Settlement will resolve the litigation entitled In re Anthem, Inc. Data
Breach Litigation, Case No. 15-md-02617, before Judge Lucy H. Koh in the Northern District of
California. The Court must decide whether to finally approve the Settlement. No Credit
Monitoring Services or Fraud Resolution Services will be provided and no payments will be made
until the Settlement becomes final. The class action settlement approval process may take more
than one year.