Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Gerber Life Insurance Company regarding its recent data breach. The Gerber Life data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT GERBER LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY:
Gerber Life is a life insurance company based in New York. Founded in 1967 by the Gerber Products Company, Gerber Life offers a variety of insurance products including term and whole life insurance, senior life insurance, and accident protection. Additionally, Gerber Life provides life insurance for children through their Grow-Up® Plan, a lifetime insurance plan that builds cash value over time. Today, Gerber Life is a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc., a family of financial service companies based in Ohio.2 Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Gerber Life has an operation center in Fremont, Michigan, and employs over 500 individuals.
On August 23, 2023, Gerber Life discovered that one of its third-party service providers experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to Gerber Life customers may have been accessed. Through its investigation, the third-party provider determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform on May 28, 2023, and May 31, 2023. On November 15, 2023, Gerber Life began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from Gerber Life Insurance Company:
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 Gerber Life 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Gerber Life 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.