What Happened? On
What Information Was Involved? The information contained on the affected server may have included name,
What We Are Doing. To date, Summit has no direct evidence that data from the affected server has been used inappropriately. Nevertheless, in an abundance of caution, Summit, on behalf of certain affected health plans and self-funded employer groups, is notifying affected individuals of this incident. Summit is also providing information that can be used to better protect against identity theft and fraud, as well as access to one year of credit monitoring and identity restoration services at no cost to the individual. Summit is committed to the security of the personal information in its care and has worked, and will continue to work, to enhance the protections in place to protect data.
What You Can Do. You can review the information Summit is providing on steps individuals can take to protect against identity theft and fraud.
For More Information. If you believe you have been affected by this incident, please call (877) 215-9747, Monday through Friday,
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD
We encourage you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, to review your account statements, and to monitor your credit reports and explanation of benefits forms for suspicious activity. Under
At no charge, you can also have these credit bureaus place a "fraud alert" on your file that alerts creditors to take additional steps to verify your identity prior to granting credit in your name. Note, however, that because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you, it may also delay your ability to obtain credit while the agency verifies your identity. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others are notified to place fraud alerts on your file. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, or should you have any questions regarding your credit report, please contact any one of the agencies listed below.
P.O. Box 105069
P.O. Box 2002
P.O. Box 2000
You may also place a security freeze on your credit reports. A security freeze prohibits a credit bureau from releasing any information from a consumer's credit report without the consumer's written authorization. However, please be advised that placing a security freeze on your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prevent the timely approval of any requests you make for new loans, credit mortgages, employment, housing, or other services. If you have been a victim of identity theft, and you provide the credit bureau with a valid police report, it cannot charge you to place, list or remove a security freeze. In all other cases, a credit bureau may charge you a fee to place, temporarily lift, or permanently remove a security freeze. You will need to place a security freeze separately with each of the three major credit bureaus listed above if you wish to place a freeze on all of your credit files. To find out more on how to place a security freeze, you can use the following contact information:
Equifax Security Freeze
P.O. Box 105788
Experian Security Freeze
P.O. Box 9554
PO Box 2000
In order to request a security freeze, you will need to supply your full name, address, date of birth,
You can further educate yourself regarding identity theft, fraud alerts, security freezes and the steps you can take to protect yourself, by contacting the
Puerto Rican residents: You have the right to know that the number of Puerto Rican residents potentially affected by this incident is unknown.
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