February 6, 2015
“Members who may have been impacted by the cyber attack against us should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former members. These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from our company and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. Our company DID NOT send these emails.
- DO NOT click on any links in email.
- DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
- DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you clicked on a link in email.
- DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.
We are not calling members regarding the cyber attack and are not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.”
February 5, 2015
As one of the largest policy writers for Anthem Insurance in the Midwest, Schultheis Insurance wants to notify any affected individuals that a very sophisticated IT attack on Anthem’s systems has compromised insured parties’ personal information and data.
According to Anthem’s announcement, the compromised information may include “names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.” As far as is known at this time, neither credit card nor medical information has been compromised.
At Schultheis, we’re very concerned about the data breach. However, it is important to note that our information systems are completely separate from Anthem’s, and we are currently working with Anthem to uncover any affected customers along with steps to protect them.
Anthem has set up a website to allow those persons possibly affected by the breach to obtain more information: www.anthemfacts.com. Current or former members of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are also encouraged to call (877) 263-7995 to speak directly to an Anthem customer service representative.
Schultheis Insurance will continue to closely monitor the extent of the data compromise, and keep our customers posted with information as it becomes available.
January 6, 2015
Now that the season has officially turned to winter, homeowners and business owners will want to increase monitoring to prevent damage from frozen pipes. These prior blogs give tips on how to prevent pipe freezes and offer techniques for minimizing damage if you do suffer a pipe freeze.
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January 6, 2015
Andrew Mitchell exercises with a medicine ball at a New York Sports Club January 2, 2003 in Brooklyn, New York. Thousands of people around the country join health clubs in the first week of the new year as part of their New Year’s resolution. Many health clubs see a surge in business of 25 percent immediately after the new year, only to see those numbers level off by spring.
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December 12, 2014
Long-range weather predictions for 2014-2015 suggest another cold winter is on its way across much of the U.S. Severe winter weather ̶ including blizzards ̶ is a reality. So how does one prepare for a blizzard?
The first inclination for many of us is to drive to the closest grocery store and stock up on the essentials to help carry us through the upcoming event! While adequate provisions are an important consideration, there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself and your family: