Anthem Agrees To Multimillion Dollar Settlement Over Security Breach

INDIANAPOLIS  — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people.

Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. provides health insurance coverage to more than 42 million people in several states, including key markets like California and New York.

The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said it will  pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation by a group of state attorneys general. Anthem said it was the last open investigation into the attack.

The company also agreed nearly two years ago with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay $16 million to settle possible privacy violations.