A recent news story regarding a cyber-attack on one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, Equifax, had our office buzzing. MedHQ has partnered with our benefits broker of record, Hylant, to provide timely information for you and your employees.

Overview of the breach

The breach in security occurred between mid-May and July of 2017, and is considered the largest to date. It’s so severe, in fact, that it’s likely anyone with a credit report was affected. According to Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of National Cyber Security Alliance, “Everyone should assume that their data may have been lost in this breach.”

To assist concerned individuals, Equifax created a website to help individuals determine if any of their personal information was stolen. If you have been impacted by the breach, it’s recommended to engage in a credit freeze.

If your ASC needs assistance with human resources, please contact us.

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