Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating TRISTAR Insurance Group (“TRISTAR”) regarding its recent data breach. The TRISTAR data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT TRISTAR INSURANCE GROUP:
TRISTAR is an independent third-party insurance claims administrator based in California. Founded in 1987, TRISTAR focuses business operations in three divisions: property casualty claims management, benefits administration, and managed care services. As one of the largest privately held third party claims administrators in the United States, TRISTAR manages claims for more than 350 alternatively funded entities in the private and public insurance segments.2 Headquartered in Long Beach, California, TRISTAR employs more than 500 employees.
In November 2022, TRISTAR discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, TRISTAR determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information beginning on November 9, 2022. Recently, TRISTAR began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information potentially exposed has not been made publicly available by TRISTAR. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Government issued ID number (e.g., State ID card number, tax ID number, passport number, military ID number)
- Account number/credit or debit card number, in combination with password/access code
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
- Unique biometric data
- Genetic data
If you received a breach notification letter from TRISTAR Insurance Group:
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 TRISTAR 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 TRISTAR Insurance Group;
- 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.