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Hy-Vee customers may be eligible to claim up to $5,000 thanks to a class action settlement over a 2018-2019 data breach.

The class action lawsuit alleged that more than 5 million Hy-Vee customers were injured by the Hy-Vee data breach because it left them exposed to possible identity theft and related financial risks.

Anyone who used a payment card to make a purchase at one of the affected Hy-Vee point-of-sale devices, which includes fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants between Dec. 14, 2018, and Aug. 2, 2019, at one of the listed locations may be eligible to file a claim.

Specific dates during which customer data was at risk may vary by location.


Payments made inside convenience stores, at front-end checkout lanes, pharmacies, customer service centers, wine and spirits locations, floral departments, clinics, all other food service areas, and through Aisles Online were not affected by the incident.

Class Members will be eligible for reimbursement of a maximum of $225 for the following out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the Hy-Vee data breach:

  • Unreimbursed bank, card re-issuance, overdraft, over-limit, and late fees
  • Unreimbursed charges related to unavailability of funds
  • Long-distance phone charges
  • Cellphone minutes (if charged by the minute) and text messages (if charged by the message)
  • Internet usage charges (if charged by the minute or by the amount of data usage)
  • Unreimbursed bank or credit card company charges
  • Postage
  • Payday loan interest due to card cancellation or an over-limit situation
  • Credit report costs
  • Credit monitoring and identity theft protection costs
  • Reimbursement of $20 per hour for up to three hours of documented lost time spent dealing with replacement card issues or in reversing fraudulent charges if at least one full  hour was spent on these tasks and can be specifically documented
  • An additional $20 for each credit or debit card on which documented fraudulent charges that were later reimbursed occurred 

Class Members may claim up to $5,000 for monetary out-of-pocket loss that likely occurred as a result of the Hy-Vee data breach if it was an actual, documented, unreimbursed monetary loss that occurred between Dec. 14, 2018, and the claim deadline and is not covered by one of the other categories.

The claimant also must have made reasonable efforts to avoid or seek reimbursement for such a loss, such as exhausting all available identity theft insurance or credit-monitoring insurance.

Hy-Vee also has agreed to implement and maintain certain data security measures, valued at around $20 million, for at least two years after the settlement receives final approval.


The deadline to object to or opt-out of the Hy-Vee data breach settlement is May 24, 2021.

A final approval hearing is set for July 19, 2021.

The deadline to file a claim is June 22, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

Anyone residing in the United States who used a payment card to make a purchase at one of the affected Hy-Vee point-of-sale devices (fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, or restaurants) — generally between Dec. 14, 2018, and Aug. 2, 2019 — at one of the designated locations.

Potential Award

Up to $5,000.


Class Members will be eligible for a reimbursement of a maximum of $225 for the following out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the Hy-Vee data breach:

  • Unreimbursed bank, card re-issuance, overdraft, over-limit, and late fees
  • Unreimbursed charges related to unavailability of funds
  • Long-distance phone charges
  • Cellphone minutes (if charged by the minute) and text messages (if charged by the message)
  • Internet usage charges (if charged by the minute or by the amount of data usage)
  • Unreimbursed bank or credit card company charges
  • Postage
  • Payday loan interest due to card cancellation or an over-limit situation
  • Credit report costs
  • Credit monitoring and identity theft protection costs
  • Reimbursement of $20 per hour for up to three hours of documented lost time spent dealing with replacement card issues or in reversing fraudulent charges, if at least one full  hour was spent on these tasks and can be specifically documented
  • An additional $20 for each credit or debit card on which documented fraudulent charges that were later reimbursed occurred

Class Members may claim up to $5,000 for monetary out-of-pocket loss that likely occurred as a result of the Hy-Vee data breach if it was an actual, documented, unreimbursed monetary loss that occurred between Dec. 14, 2018, and the claim deadline and is not covered by one of the other categories. The claimant also must have made reasonable efforts to avoid or seek reimbursement for such a loss, such as exhausting all available identity theft insurance or credit-monitoring insurance.

Proof of Purchase

Proof of your class membership in the form of either the first four and last four digits of the credit or debit card number you claim to have used, or a document or documents reflecting your use of a payment card, at an affected Hy-Vee location during the incident. This documentation could include a receipt from the affected Hy-Vee that reflects a payment by a payment card, a payment card statement or bill, or a notification from a bank or other financial institution that states the card was compromised during the Hy-Vee data breach.

To claim each type of payment, you must provide related documentation or a narrative explanation with the Claim Form.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

06/22/2021

Case Name

Noreen Perdue, et al. v. Hy-Vee Inc., Case No. 1:19-cv-01330-MMM-JEH in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Final Hearing

07/19/2021

Claims Administrator

Perdue, et al. v. Hy-Vee Inc.
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 29
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0029
1-833-644-1595

Class Counsel

Benjamin F. Johns
Alex M. Kashurba
CHIMICLES SCHWARTZ KRINER & DONALDSON-SMITH LLP

Ben Barnow
Erich P. Schork
Anthony L. Parkhill
BARNOW AND ASSOCIATES PC

Defense Counsel
Paul G. Karlsgodt
BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

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19 Comments

  • Jill Kramer April 6, 2021

    The only place we shop is HyVee, please add me

  • Wanda M. Mettes April 1, 2021

    I was traveling from MN to IA and MO a couple of times between July to September 2018 and July to August 2019. A few towns on the listing of Cities I would have stopped for gas going and coming back. I will have to go back and look up receipt expenditures and listings on my bank statement with expenditure locations. I had just filled my tank to travel when I got the notice of the HyVee Breach. It didn’t seem like I was to do anything.

    I have had to change my US Bank card four (4) times since September 2018. That started with internet fraud activity related to computer repairs that the violators created themselves and continues to want to make repairs. I do not answer.the daily calls. The other 3 USBank cards I have had to change had more like retail
    purchases. US Bank has credited me for these charges. However, I am getting mighty tired of not having the Credit card a few days each time I have to replace it. It almost seems folks know when the cut off for posting is on my statement and
    have the charge two or three days before that month is closed.

    Again I really don’t know what is causing what. I know I do very little ordering on the internet and run shy of even going on Web sights because of the expedriences. I’ve not kept track and have no idea how many hours I have spent doing and redoing information. I have many doubts about technology these days but just which people would use their energy for good. I would appreciate any thing you can do.

  • Sarina smith March 27, 2021

    Add me my card was definitely exsposed I lost a lot of money probably because of this . I had in known charges with my debit card during that time.

  • Stephanie jackson March 16, 2021

    Please add me

  • Georgnia March 7, 2021

    I got a card in the mail to update my address I do have a new address I do I update that

  • Brenda Lyden March 4, 2021

    Please add me always used credit/debit bank card shop there a lot

  • Sandra March 4, 2021

    Add me

  • Diane Seelbach March 4, 2021

    me too

  • Doncella jenkins March 4, 2021

    Please add me

  • Olivia May March 4, 2021

    Add me always use my debit card

  • Timothy March 4, 2021

    Add Me

  • Timothy Plum March 4, 2021

    Add Me

  • Kelly Hawk March 2, 2021

    I received notification of the breach awhile back, today I received an Address Update card. There is a Class Member ID alpha-numeric code on it. I don’t need to update my address, but does this indicate a settlement of some sort is coming?

  • Brenda Miller March 1, 2021

    Add me please. I have used my card several times.

  • Cheryl Hammerschmidt March 1, 2021

    Add me. We made many purchases in store and gas purchases

  • Ronda Ross February 28, 2021

    Please add me, I made over 50 purchases at the Kansas City location 207 NE Englewood. Also had two fraudulent charges that caused finical loss during the time I was banking with Community America.

  • Kathy February 26, 2021

    Add me Thank You

  • Anthony February 26, 2021

    Add me please

  • Herbert Carrington February 25, 2021

    Please add my name

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