WellPoint Near Agreement on Large Breach Class Action Suit

Under terms of settlement, health insurer would provide credit monitoring and identity theft protection to victims of data breach.

July 20, 2011

Joseph Goedert

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. would provide 600,000 individuals "potentially" affected by a data breach two years of paid credit monitoring and identity theft protection services, and another five years protection to any individuals found to be a victim of identity theft or loss because of the breach, according to a preliminary class action settlement, HealthCareInfoSecurity.com reports.

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