Anthem offers free identity-theft protection after breach

Bill Berkrot and Karen Freifield report:

Anthem Inc. said on Wednesday its millions of customers can sign up for free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection services this week following a massive cyber attack involving stolen U.S. Social Security numbers, birth dates and sensitive health information.

“Consumers will be able to sign up for these services, which will be offered free of charge for two years, beginning Friday. Information on how to enroll will be posted at anthemfacts.com,” Anthem spokeswoman Kristin Binns said in an emailed statement.

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