Information Technology Services recommends that WVU employees concerned about the Equifax data breach consider a voluntary insurance benefit that the University offers to benefit-eligible employees for identity-theft protection. PrivacyArmor costs $7.95 per person/month or $13.95 per family/month, with direct billing options. This service cannot be set up for automatic deductions by Payroll, but faculty and staff may enroll online at any time. You do not need to wait for the next open enrollment period.
PrivacyArmor includes free credit monitoring, monthly credit score, an annual credit report and a service to make replacing the contents of a lost wallet quick and easy. Questions about this coverage can be directed to Benefits@mail.wvu.edu. The University is exploring the possibility of extending the plan to students.