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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Update: BCBS breech impacts UNY Healthflex members

    October 9, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Sept. 9, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) informed HealthFlex that unauthorized users accessed the Excellus BCBS systems. Click here for more information about the information breech. Excellus is a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association that operates in upstate New York. At that time, we did not have any additional information regarding impact to HealthFlex participants. We have now been given the list of impacted participants, which includes most participants enrolled in HealthFlex through the Upper New York Conference.

    Excellus Blue Cross will be providing two years of free identity theft protection services to those who are impacted. Members can click here or call (877) 589-3331 toll-free for additional information.

    A letter will be mailed to all impacted persons in the near future, which will also provide information on accessing the free identity theft protection services.

    TAGGED / Benefits and Administrative Services / Communications


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."