Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Amerigroup Insurance Company, which does business as Amerigroup, regarding its recent data breach. The Amerigroup data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT AMERIGROUP INSURANCE COMPANY:
Amerigroup is an insurance company specializing in delivering healthcare plans to federally sponsored public program beneficiaries. Accordingly, Amerigroup’s targeted beneficiaries include seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals and families, and other disadvantaged groups. Founded in 1994, Amerigroup initially targeted families and expectant mothers enrolled in Medicaid, later expanding its services to include additional demographics over time. In 2012, Amerigroup rebranded and merged with Elevance Health, enlarging its operations once again. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Amerigroup employs over 10,000 individuals and conducts business in 26 states.
Recently, Amerigroup discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Amerigroup determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On October 6, 2022, Amerigroup began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from Amerigroup:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Amerigroup 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 Amerigroup Insurance Company;
- 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.