Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Benefit Plan Administrators data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information of individuals belonging to the Alpha Natural Resources Non-Union VEBA Trust and Williamson Employment Services, Inc. plans.
ABOUT BENEFIT PLAN ADMINISTRATORS:
Benefit Plan Administrators is a third-party administrator of healthcare benefits for employers and public entities across the United States. Benefit Plan Administrators offers self-funded benefit plans, level funding, reference-based pricing, and minimum essential coverage. Benefit Plan Administrators is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and was founded in 1965.
Around September 13, 2021, Benefit Plan Administrators experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its system may have been accessed and obtained. Through an investigation, Benefit Plan Administrators discovered that files containing this sensitive information were removed from its system. On or about June 15, 2022, Benefit Plan Administrators began notifying patients whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Gender classification
- Claims information
- Medications information
- Medical diagnosis/conditions information
f you received health benefits or plan administration services from Benefit Plan Administrators:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Benefit Plan Administrators data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Benefit Plan Administrators;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.