Statement from BlueShield of Northeastern New York Regarding Premera BlueCross Attack

BlueShield of Northeastern New York has been notified of a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to the member and claims data of Premera, a BlueCross BlueShield licensee, located in the states of Washington and Alaska.

Premera is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, and is a separate entity from BlueShield of Northeastern New York.

We are currently working with Premera to identify any potential impacts to BlueShield of Northeastern New York members who have received services in Premera markets  from 2002 through early 2015.

Based on the information provided by Premera to date, BlueShield of Northeastern New York members who live in Northeastern New York, work in Northeastern New York, and have not received medical services in Washington (state) or Alaska, you should not be impacted in any way by this most recent attack.

For additional information and resources about the Premera situation, including assistance Premera is providing to anyone who believes they may have been impacted, call their dedicated toll-free hotline at 1-800-768-5817.

Please contact your Account Executive if you have any questions.