FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE INSURANCE REGULATORS CALL FOR MULTI-STATE
EXAMINATION OF ANTHEM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2015) - Members of the National Association of Insurance
Commissioners (NAIC) today announced immediate action calling for a
multi-state examination of Anthem, Inc. and its affiliates, following the
discovery of a cybersecurity breach at the health insurance company.
"Since the news broke, regulators have been
working together and have been in discussion with Anthem executives," said
Monica Lindeen, NAIC President and Montana Commissioner of Securities and
Insurance. "We are in agreement that an immediate and comprehensive review
of the company's security must be a priority to ensure protection of
consumers who are covered by Anthem."
Given the potential scope of the breach and
the number of consumers impacted, the NAIC anticipates all 56 states and
territories will sign on to the examinations, which will be inclusive of
all subsidiaries and affiliates of Anthem affected by the breach. States
with significant Anthem business are expected to take the lead: Indiana,
California, Missouri, Maine and New Hampshire.
NAIC resources will support state insurance
departments throughout the process. The NAIC Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force will monitor these
efforts, update best practices and determine whether regulatory action is