Senators urge Anthem to speed up outreach process to data breach victims

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) wrote a letter to Anthem this week urging the insurer to notify all 78.8 million members whose personal information may have been compromised during last month's cyberattack. The committee leaders pointed out that nearly a month and a half has passed since the data breach and more than 50 million Americans have yet to receive notice directly from Anthem regarding the matter. Because early notification is essential, "we are concerned with your slow pace of notification and outreach thus far," the senators wrote. What's also concerning is the fact that many of the individuals whose information was compromised were not Anthem members and still may be unaware that their information was contained in the breached database, they concluded. Letter