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May 11, 2017

Anyone can become a victim of medical identity theft which can be a great risk to a patient’s well-being. But elderly patients can be at higher risk because their Medicare coverage is a popular target for insurance fraud and because they may be less aware of the potential for identity theft. If…

Anyone can become a victim of medical identity theft which can be a great risk to a patient’s well-being. But elderly patients can be at higher risk because their Medicare coverage is a popular target for insurance fraud and because they may be less aware of the potential for identity theft. If…

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Four Reasons Not to Share Your Medical ID
April 16, 2017

Compassion is a wonderful thing, and if you want to help someone who doesn’t have medical insurance and needs healthcare, you can donate to a medical charity, help them sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage, or lend them money to help with the bill. What you should never do is lend them your…

Compassion is a wonderful thing, and if you want to help someone who doesn’t have medical insurance and needs healthcare, you can donate to a medical charity, help them sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage, or lend them money to help with the bill. What you should never do is lend them your…

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How Reading EOBs Can Help Prevent Medical Identity Theft
March 05, 2017

Let’s face it: your medical insurance explanation of benefits (EOB) is not a great read. Those letters with the funky codes and the big letters that say “THIS IS NOT A BILL” can be confusing or, at best, boring. It may be tempting to throw EOB statements in a file and deal with them later.…

Let’s face it: your medical insurance explanation of benefits (EOB) is not a great read. Those letters with the funky codes and the big letters that say “THIS IS NOT A BILL” can be confusing or, at best, boring. It may be tempting to throw EOB statements in a file and deal with them later.…

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ACA Repeal Could Affect Your Identity
January 30, 2017

It’s not clear when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed or how it will be replaced. But when it happens, it’s possible that as the population of uninsured people grows, there is an increased likelihood of medical identity theft for Americans who still have coverage. Stolen medical…

It’s not clear when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be repealed or how it will be replaced. But when it happens, it’s possible that as the population of uninsured people grows, there is an increased likelihood of medical identity theft for Americans who still have coverage. Stolen medical…

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