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Highmark members are receiving unofficial phone calls from Highmark

Highmark Inc.

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 23, 2016) — We have been made aware of a situation where some of our members have received calls this week from someone claiming to be from Highmark. We understand these are robotic sounding calls and they are asking for personal information. We are investigating this and remind our members that anytime Highmark calls a member, we will clearly identify ourselves. If in doubt, members have the right to ask for a phone number and call us back to make certain that Highmark is actually contacting you. Again, we will continue to thoroughly investigate this matter.

About Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc. and its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates collectively are among the ten largest health insurers in the United States and comprise the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization. Highmark and its diversified businesses and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5.2 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue Card program. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related businesses. Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit