Following a major cyber-attack on the nation’s second-largest insurer, WKU is informing its employees that their personal information could be compromised.
Hackers broke into an Anthem health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people.
Human Resources Director Tony Glisson says about 2,300 WKU employees currently have Anthem coverage, though more could be impacted.
"If it affects us, it could affect people who have been previously employed here and also had Anthem coverage," Glisson told WKU Public Radio. "We've had Anthem since January 1, 2003 and so if it should go back that far, that could potentially affect a broader range of employees."
The university’s human resources and information technology divisions are working with Anthem to better understand the impact on its members. In the meantime, the insurer has created a website, www.anthemfacts.com, for members to get more information on the cyber-attack.