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Free Credit Monitoring Offered to Pennsylvanians After Data Breach

Attorney General Michelle Henry has announced that Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of United Health, is providing free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for two years to Pennsylvania residents affected by a February data breach. The breach potentially impacts millions of Americans, involving sensitive health and personal data leaked to the dark web.

Change Healthcare, which serves as a major electronic data clearinghouse for healthcare providers and insurers, has not directly notified individuals affected nor widely publicized the available protective services. In response, Attorney General Henry has taken steps, including a collaborative letter with other Attorneys General to UnitedHealth Group, urging stronger protective measures for those impacted.

Residents concerned about whether their data was compromised should visit for guidance on enrolling in the free services, or contact their dedicated call center at 1-888-846-4705. Additional support is available at 1-866-262-5342.

Consumers are also advised to watch for warning signs of medical identity theft, such as unfamiliar medical bills, errors in benefit statements, or unexpected medical debt collections. Those preferring not to use Change Healthcare’s services may consider freezing their credit to safeguard against misuse.


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