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ID Experts Tailors Data Breach Notification and Protection Offering for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Member Organizations

Thursday, October 22, 2009 General News J E 4
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Comprehensive services enable protection for physicians affected by recent BCBS Association data breach incident

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 22 -- ID Experts(R), the leader in data breach prevention and remediation, has announced a Breach Respond™ offering tailored to meet the needs of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Member Companies, whose physicians recently had sensitive personal information exposed by a BCBS Association data breach incident.  

The Breach Respond services are specifically designed to support BCBS Member Companies in notifying their medical providers, providing them with information to protect themselves and identity theft recovery services, if they become victimized.  State and federal laws, including the recently enacted federal HITECH Act, require notification of individuals affected by data breach incidents.

"ID Experts has extensive experience in healthcare with the notification and protection of individuals impacted by data breach incidents," said Rick Kam, president of ID Experts. "Our staff of professionals, based entirely in the U.S., has experience dealing with situations where a breach exposes both Social Security and tax ID numbers, as was the case with the BCBSA breach."

ID Experts has comprehensive programs in place to address the extensive data breach notification process.  Programs include the development and mailing of notification letters that comply with state and federal regulations, providing information to affected individuals by telephone professionals and via customized websites, facilitating enrollment in credit monitoring services and providing fully-managed identity theft restoration services, provided by highly experienced ICFE-certified professionals, to those who are victimized.  For more information on breach incidence response, call 1-866-726-4271 or visit www.idexpertscorp.com/breach/respond.

About ID Experts

ID Experts provides data breach solutions, risk assessment, forensic investigation and fully managed victim identity restoration to corporations, financial institutions, healthcare organizations and government agencies.  As a leader in data breach prevention and remediation, the company has managed hundreds of data breach events, protects millions of individuals from identity theft and authored the Identity Crime Victim's Bill of Rights. ID Experts is actively involved with industry organizations including ANSI/Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Internet Security Alliance, and the Santa Fe Group. For more information, visit http://www.idexpertscorp.com/.

SOURCE ID Experts

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