Here are some helpful resources for doctors about the Equifax data breach.


Helpful Information for Doctors about the Equifax Security Breach

Equifax recently announced a data breach likely impacting the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers—including their names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers. This breach is not associated with NCMIC and is not a breach of any of our systems or data. However, since we know this breach may be concerning to you, we wanted to provide some resources to help you protect your information.

According to CNN Money, Equifax will not be contacting everyone who was affected but will send direct mail notices to those whose credit card numbers or dispute records were accessed.

You can see if you’re likely affected by going to the "Potential Impact" section of the Equifax Security site and providing your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number.

Review your accounts

Especially now, it’s important to review your transactions to check for fraudulent activity and to cancel any cards affected by unauthorized transactions. Additionally, contact any affected organizations directly upon finding suspicious charges.

Watch out for scammers

Be skeptical of offers to “protect your information” as a result of this breach. Scammers abound. Also be cautious about providing your personal information in response to unsolicited requests.

More information


Updated details of what occurred and steps to take to protect your information.


Guidance on what to do if your Social Security number or your driver’s license number was compromised, including a section specific to the Equifax breach.

The information in the NCMIC Learning Center is offered solely for general information and educational purposes. It is not offered as, nor does it represent, legal or professional advice. Neither does this information constitute a guideline, practice parameter or standard of care. You should not act or rely upon this information without seeking the advice of an attorney familiar with the specific legal requirements of the state(s) in which you practice. If there is a discrepancy between the site and an insurance policy you have with NCMIC, the policy will prevail.