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Partners in Patriotism
The Corporate Sponsorship Program is designed to embrace the individual business as part of the WINGA team. Our goal is to build communications and rapport between military professionals and the business community. Together we will build a strong partnership among defense contractors and other business who depend upon and support the National Guard activities and training in Wisconsin.
The WINGA State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) Program and New York Life recently became aware of an unauthorized intrusion into a WINGA database that may have resulted in an unauthorized individual gaining access to current or former Wisconsin National Guard members who have the SSLI coverage. This could also include insured dependents and beneficiaries. This information may include your name, address, date of birth, and social security number. New York Life and the WINGA SSLI Program are taking measures to prevent unauthorized access to your records. Letters were recently mailed to all current and former members who have SSLI coverage.
We will purchase for you one-year of credit monitoring services via the Equifax Credit Watch Gold Service. This service will notify you of changes to your credit information and provide you with up to $25,000 of Identify Fraud Expense Coverage and access to your credit report.
We recommend that you place an initial fraud alert on your credit files. A fraud alert requires potential creditors to use what the law refers to as “reasonable policies and procedures” to verify your identity before issuing credit in your name. A fraud alert lasts for 90 days. Just call one of the three credit reporting agencies at a number below. This will let you automatically place an alert with all of the agencies. You will receive letters from all three confirming the fraud alert and letting you know how to get a free copy of your credit report from each.
Equifax – www.equifax.com 1-800-525-6285
Trans Union – www.Transunion.com 1-800-680-7289
Experian – www.experian.com 1-888-397-3742
When you receive your credit reports, please review them carefully. Look for accounts you did not open and inquiries from creditors you did not initiate. Look for personal information that is not accurate. If you see anything that is not accurate or that you do not understand, call the credit reporting agency at the telephone number on the report.
For additional assistance on steps to avoid identity theft including information about fraud alerts and security freezes, you may contact:
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20580
We regret any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns, please call New York Life at toll free 1-877-695-8438.
If you wish to contact the SSLI Office, please call us at 1-800-335-5147. At the prompt press “2”, then enter “3100”.
The Wisconsin National Guard Association, Inc. (WINGA) is a nonpartisan organization representing over 1,700 current and former Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard officers. Formed in 1951, the association promotes the relevance, readiness, and modernization of our National Guard, improving the quality of life for our members, and supporting state and national policies to advance the security of the United States.