Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company Partners with IDentity Theft 911 to Offer Comprehensive Data Breach Solution

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Effective January 1, 2014 WMMIC began offering a comprehensive Cyber Liability Policy for its members. WMMIC has partnered with IDentity Theft 911 to offer comprehensive data breach services.

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IDentity Theft 911, the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services, today announced a partnership with Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company (WMMIC) to offer DataRiskStages™ data breach services to commercial policyholders. With this new offering, commercial policyholders have access to proactive and reactive breach support including guidance in creating a breach response strategy, as well as access to IDentity Theft 911’s team of data breach experts. Additionally, commercial policyholders’ employees can take advantage of LifeStages® Identity Management Services to proactively manage their identities and resolve any instance of identity theft, should it occur.

Imagine a company laptop is stolen, a backup drive is missing, paper files are lost, and online systems are hacked. Data breaches and identity theft severely impact businesses and consumers every day. That’s why it’s more important than ever for companies to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their customers.

With DataRiskStages, commercial policyholders have assistance to prepare for and defend themselves against a breach. If a breach occurs, IDentity Theft 911 experts will help commercial policyholders swiftly and effectively respond. The company will assess breach severity, provide advice on notification and regulatory requirements, and assist with media relations and necessary steps to safeguard sensitive information. Every step of the way, commercial policyholders have a partner to help prevent regulatory sanctions or fines, avoid civil litigation and preserve policyholders’ reputations.

Additionally, fraud specialist assistance is available to breach notification recipients. A simple toll-free call to IDentity Theft 911’s experienced fraud team helps affected people with answers and resolution services. Personal services include a dedicated fraud specialist to review credit files, place fraud alerts, help reading and interpreting credit reports, notify relevant creditors and government agencies and conduct ongoing follow-up.

“Our implementation and follow-up service from IDT911 has been fantastic,” said Dean Boes, Executive Director, Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company. “Our first breach report and consultation from IDT911 is what we expected and greatly reduced our concern over handling these types of issues.”

DataRiskStages also helps commercial policyholders comply with state and national breach requirements mandated by the federal government. Nationally, 46 breach notification laws are in effect. In addition, federal Red Flag regulations will mandate that 11 million businesses have identity theft prevention plans in place.

Lastly, the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company’s new offering provides LifeStages Identity Management Services to commercial policyholders’ employees. IDentity Theft 911 fraud specialists provide high-touch service to identity theft victims from the initial call for help until the case is resolved. Their expertise covers a range of issues, from proactive measures to take throughout a person’s life to true identity theft and account takeovers. The fraud specialists work one-on-one with victims until resolution is complete.

About IDentity Theft 911®
Founded in 2003, IDentity Theft 911 is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 17.5 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the country’s largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. A subsidiary of IDentity Theft 911, IDT911 Consulting provides information security and data privacy services to help businesses avert or respond to a data loss incident. Together, the companies provide preventative and breach response services to more than 600,000 businesses in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. IDentity Theft 911 is the proud recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for social networking monitoring tool, SocialScout. For more information, please visit http://www.idt911.com, http://www.idt911consulting.com, http://www.facebook.com/idt911 and http://www.twitter.com/idt911.

About Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company
Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company (WMMIC) is an independent municipal group self-insurance program domiciled in the State of Wisconsin. Members purchase general liability (including law enforcement professional), employment liability, auto liability and public officials’ errors and omissions liability insurance. WMMIC also provides workers’ compensation claims administration services (as a TPA) for several members.

Since its inception in 1987, WMMIC has grown from 10 original members to 19. WMMIC is comprised of three cities, 15 counties and one special use district. This modest growth reflects WMMIC’s priority to be a stable source of risk transfer and risk management for its members.

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