Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Premera Blue Cross is settling a class action with a payment of $32 million for class member benefits and $42 million for improvement of its systems. The complaint alleged that Premera did not properly safeguard customer information. Premera announced the security breach of its systems in March 2014, but the cyberattack purportedly began in May 2014. It is believed that the attackers were part of an Advanced Persistent Threat group originating in China. 

Docket Number:

3:15-md-2633-SI

Company: Premera Blue Cross

Filing Deadline: March 30, 2020

Objection Deadline: January 29, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: January 29, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: March 2, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably company records will be used to verify claims.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if your personal information was stored on Premera’s computer network and may have been accessed in the security incident. If you received a notice of this settlement, you have been identified as a class member.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits include (a) two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, (b) cash payment of up to $10,000 for reimbursement of losses or up to $50 alternative payment, and (c) cash payment of up to $50 for California residents. For more information, see the Notice at https://www.premerasettlement.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $32 million in payments plus $42 million in security improvements

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Ahdoot & Wolfson
Hausfeld LLP
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC

Claim Form: Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re: Premera Blue Cross Customer Data Security Incident Litigation

Settlement Website: Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Premera Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 3607
Portland, OR 97208-3607
1-877-202-7335

Tags: Exposing Private Information, Exposure to cyber crime