Earlier Anthem announced that they have agreed to provide a customized credit freeze program for minors who were under the age of 18 on January 27, 2015, when they first discovered indications of the 2015 cyber attack. Anthem announced that, as part of the Minor Credit Protection program, they will:
Cover the one-time costs to set and remove a freeze at all three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), if a parent chooses to set a minor credit freeze for his or her minor child.
Reimburse the costs incurred for an existing minor credit freeze with the three credit bureaus, if a parent previously set a credit freeze as a result of the cyber attack.
Reimburse the costs for setting a new adult freeze for those individuals who were minors on January 27, 2015 but are now adults (as of February 24, 2017).
A credit freeze helps stop things like someone getting a credit card in the child’s name without permission.
Anthem began notifying affected minors by U.S. mail on February 24 and expects the mailing to run through May 2017. These offers will remain open for one year from the date of the letter.
Anthem is now mailing a second letter to impacted individuals who were minors in 2015 at the time of the cyber attack and who are now adults. The letter explains the steps they can take if they’re interested in the credit freeze reimbursement offer.
For the latest information on the Minor Credit Protection Program, visit AnthemFacts.com.