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Blue Cross of Louisiana releases security statement after Anthem data breach

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  • BCBSLA statement

    BCBSLA statement

    Thursday, February 5 2015 5:48 PM EST2015-02-05 22:48:25 GMT
    Statement from John Maginnis, Spokesperson for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.more>>
    Statement from John Maginnis, Spokesperson for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.more>>
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

After personal information from tens of millions of Anthem health insurance customer was stolen., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana released a statement Thursday saying that no Louisiana customers were affected.

Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, formerly known as WellPoint, said hackers stole Social Security numbers, names, birthdates, email addresses, employment details, incomes and street addresses of people who are currently covered or had coverage in the past.

Although both Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Anthem are part of the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, BCBSLA said it is a separate and independent plan from them and from all other Blue plans in the country.

BCBSLA said it already takes extensive steps to protect our customers' personal and health information, and is taking even more aggressive measures in light of the Anthem data breach.

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