As previously reported, Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) earlier this year informed the SIU and the Seafarers Plans that the company “was the target of a cyber intrusion” that may have involved current and former SIU members’ personal information.
CHS in February mailed a letter to all potentially affected Seafarers. Recipients are asked to note that, although the letter specifies May 31 as the cutoff for enrolling in free credit monitoring and identity protection, individuals are able to elect those services even if they miss the deadline. People may still call the number listed in the letter after May 31, or contact CHS directly to elect credit monitoring and identity protection, at no charge.
If members have any difficulty with this process, contact the SIU membership assistance office at (800) 252-4674, Option 2.
As noted in the letter, there is no evidence that anyone’s personal information has been used inappropriately.
More information is available on the SIU website, in the March edition of the Seafarers LOG and in the letter from CHS.