TULSA – Fallout from the massive cyber-attack against the Anthem health insurance company reaches far and wide.
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak warned people in the state that they may have had sensitive personal information stolen during the hack. Doak said Anthem does not sell directly in Oklahoma, but some people may have the insurance through their employer.
Because the latest cyberattack hits so close to home, many people are left wondering how they can better protect themselves and their information.
Insurance agents are urging people to purchase identity theft protection that many companies now offer through their coverage plans.
Mark Tedford, owner and partner with Tedford Insurance in Jenks, said many of the insurance companies they represent provide identity theft coverage as an option on the homeowners policy. People can add it to their homeowner’s policy for as little as $15 a year.
“We have seen a significant increase in activity with Target, Home Depot and Chick-fil-a plus this announcement from Anthem,” said Mr. Tedford, “I think you’ll see more and more individuals looking to find ways to purchase identity theft protection and making it part of the homeowners policy does make it easier for the consumer.”
Contact Tedford Insurance at (918) 299-2345 for more information about identity theft protection as a part of your homeowners coverage.
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