It has recently come to light that Premera Blue Cross, the company that manages a large number of Alaska Airlines employer-sponsored health plans, has experienced a cyber attack that might have exposed the personal data of up to 11 million customers. The attack was discovered on January 29 of this year but initially occurred on May 5, 2014. There is no indication that the attackers have used the data illegally as of this time.
Premera has indicated that they will provide two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to those affected. A special website has been set up by Premera to provide more information at http://www.premeraupdate.com.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow, Stephen Couckuyt and MEC Benefits Chairperson Terry Taylor