(Bloomberg) -- Anthem Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, said it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days to figure out who was affected by a data breach and begin notifying those people.

The individuals will get letters in the mail and may receive e-mails as well, said Kristin Binns, a spokeswoman for Indianapolis-based Anthem. The costs to deal with the breach won’t hurt this year’s earnings outlook, in part because the company has its own insurance to cover such incidents, she said.

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