TRICARE will be directing the SAIC to provide credit monitoring and restoration services to those affected by the recent medical data theft. On Sept. 14 2011, medical information was stolen and was reported to the TMA (TRICARE Management Activity). The TRICARE health data has not yet been recovered.
With roughly 4.9 million patients information being taken, the TMA decided to be proactive and provide these credit protection services to those who requested it. Individuals effected by the theft will be notified by mail and will then have the opportunity to request assistance.
There is no current information that would suggest the data had been breached, or that any personal info such as Social Security Numbers, date of birth, addresses, phone number or personal health information has been obtained. The data did not contain financial information, such as credit card and ban account numbers.
This service will help those affected gain a little piece of mind, and may help track the individuals who stole this information. TRICARE has not specified if the information has been breached, but said the likely hood is very low.
Source [DOD Press Release]