Some Federal employees affected by last year’s hack of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have been asked to re-enroll to retain their credit monitoring and identity protection services by the agency.
OPM is currently utilizing the services of two different companies to provide credit monitoring and identity protection services for free to those individuals impacted by the 2015 breach.
Winvale/CSID covers the 4.2 million individuals impacted by the personnel records cyber incident and ID Experts (MyIDCare) covers the 21.5 million individuals impacted by the background investigations cyber incident.
By December 1, coverage under Winvale/CSID will expire, and those affected by the cyber incident will be eligible for coverage through ID Experts (MyIDCare), according to OPM.
The agency stated that it sent out enrollment notifications to those affected by the personnel records cyber incident covered by Winvale/CSID, reminding them of the upcoming expiration of their coverage, and urging them to re-enroll.
Those who would like to verify if they were impacted by either incident can do so by going to the Verification Center website.
Most of the individuals covered by Winvale/CSID were also impacted by the background investigation records cyber incident. These individuals have been asked to enroll in services with ID Experts (MyIDCare) to continue their protection services.