Attorney Steve Brunn Shared Insights on Anthem Breach 

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March 2015

Briggs shareholder Steve Brunn authored, "What does the Anthem breach mean for you?" for

In early February 2015, Anthem, Inc. reported that on January 29, 2015, it had discovered that it was the target of “a very sophisticated external cyber attack.” Anthem believes the attack happened over the course of several weeks, starting on December 10, 2014. Accessed information may have included the names, dates of birth, social security numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and income data of current or former members of one of Anthem’s affiliated health plans, or one of the health plans that Anthem provides administrative services to. Anthem is one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States, and one of the largest service provider to self-funded group health plans and Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country. Over 300,000 Minnesotans may have been affected by this breach ...

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Steve Brunn is a shareholder at Briggs and Morgan, P.A. and is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. He has more than 20 years of employee benefits experience and represents employers in the design, formation, administration and termination of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.