Allegany Insurance Group Launches Expanded IDT911 Identity Protection Services to Include Assistance with Social Media Compromise, Data Breach Exposures, and More

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Robust program provides IDT911 LifeStages® Identity Management Services complimentary to all policyholders

Allegany Insurance Group today announced their partnership with IDT911™ (IDentity Theft 911®), the nation’s premier identity management and data risk management services provider. Allegany Insurance Group, which includes Allegany Co-op Insurance Company and Conemaugh Valley Mutual Insurance Company, will offer IDT911 LifeStages® Identity Management Services at no cost to all policyholders. Services include help navigating the ever-changing digital landscape with assistance setting privacy controls online, managing data breach exposures, and resolving identity theft occurrences.

As identity risks continue to evolve and threats continue to plague consumers, Allegany Insurance Group’s customers can rest assured knowing they’re protected from the newest identity risks like phishing scams, social media account or email account compromise, tax related identity theft, data breach exposures, and more. According to the Javelin Identity 2014 Fraud Survey Report, identity theft incidents increased with the number of victims in 2013 totaling 13.1 million. Additionally, the report notes that 1 in 3 data breach notification recipients became a victim of identity theft. Lastly, the report recognizes growth in non-card fraud, which nearly tripled in 2013, accounting for $5 billion in fraud. This fraud includes: compromised lines of credit, Internet accounts (e.g., eBay, Amazon) and online payment accounts such as PayPal.

“As large data breaches continue to expose sensitive data, and thieves look to exploit consumers through hacking their social media accounts or email accounts, it’s important more than ever to proactively protect our policyholders,” Randy Peters, president, Allegany Insurance Group. “We are excited to partner with IDT911 because of their ability to cover all types of identity concerns, including emerging threats and everyday identity theft situations.”

IDT911 LifeStages Identity Management Services robust suite of services includes assistance with resolving or preventing instances of identity theft such as: fraudulent medical insurance claims, lost ID when traveling, setting fraud alerts post break-in, replacing ID following natural disaster, proactively protecting personal information that could be compromised while moving, replacement of marriage/civil union documents, false tax returns, securing personal information after death and notifying creditors, prevention of misuse of the personal information of children, placement of military fraud alerts when deployed on service, and more. These services help sort out issues with government agencies, credit companies, and medical providers and helps replace personal documents that were lost, damaged, or stolen.

IDT911 fraud specialists provide high-touch service to victims from the initial call through case resolution. Their expertise covers a range of issues, from proactive consumer education, to document replacement, fraud and credit monitoring, and personalized help to cut through the red tape. Fraud specialists work one-on-one with victims and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until resolution is complete.

“Data breaches and the identity theft that flows from them have moved from a third certainty in life, to a dead certainty,” said Matt Cullina, CEO, IDT911. “Allegany Insurance Group is taking an important step in proactively assisting policyholders to manage their identities. If a situation escalates to identity theft, policyholders have 24/7 access to highly qualified experts that can quickly and securely restore their identity – and their peace of mind.”

To learn more about Allegany Insurance Group’s services, visit http://www.alleganycoop.com or call (800) 333-1679.

About IDT911™ (IDentity Theft 911®)
Founded in 2003, IDT911™ is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves more than 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, employee benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. A subsidiary of IDT911, 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 770,000 businesses in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. IDT911 is the recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service and the Phoenix Business Journal Tech Titan award for innovation in breach and fraud-fighting services. The company is the organizer of the Privacy XChange Forum, an annual conference that brings together high profile privacy thought leaders. 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 Allegany Insurance Group
Allegany Co-op Insurance Company is an emblem of stability, security, and integrity in an age of insurance company “musical chairs”. Our policyholder centered heritage goes back to the year 1887, when a group of Allegany County farmers formed an association of members who paid losses with borrowed funds.

Much has changed at Allegany since the nineteenth century. We now collect our premium assessment in advance allowing us to pay losses and expenses from cash on hand. We have substantial assets and policyholder surplus, and are rated “A” by A.M. Best.

We offer a variety of products insuring homes, businesses, and contractors as well as farms. Our products are marketed by a carefully selected group of independent agents. View all of our Personal Lines and Commercial Lines.

Some things haven’t changed as the twenty first century gets underway. We're still based in Allegany County, New York. We remain committed to providing our policyholders the very best in coverage and service. Our Board of Directors continue to be forward looking. And we look forward to continuing our heritage of service with policyholders.

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