Since news broke of Aon Consulting posting thousands of retirees’ personal information on the Internet, my office has received numerous calls. Aon’s offer of one year of free credit monitoring doesn’t even come close to making these retirees whole. It’s totally unacceptable.--State Rep. Bill Carson of Smyrna


Since news broke of Aon Consulting posting thousands of retirees’ personal information on the Internet, my office has received numerous calls. Retirees are angry and worried that their personal information, which they have protected for years, was broadcast out there so carelessly.

Aon’s offer of one year of free credit monitoring doesn’t even come close to making these retirees whole. It’s totally unacceptable. The threat of their personal information being used unscrupulously would last a lifetime, and it is a very real threat. That’s why I am pushing to have this offer of free credit monitoring extended to a free lifetime protection. That is the only fair solution to this problem, and I will introduce legislation to make this happen, if necessary.

Retirees did not ask for this problem, and they should not have to worry about their information being abused after a one-year period is up. These are police officers, teachers, bus drivers and other public servants who face this very real problem.

In the meantime, the retirees affected by this security breach should have been contacted with information about the situation and detailing the steps to place a fraud alert on their files.

Those who believe they may have been impacted can also call Aon Consulting toll free at (866) 623-6047.