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The Privacy Risks of DNA Testing
August 06, 2017

Whether your ancestors came to America within the last century or migrated across a land bridge in some ancient ice age, we all love to explore and celebrate our roots, and the hot new way to do that is through DNA testing. Learning more about your ancestry may seem like solving an exciting…

Whether your ancestors came to America within the last century or migrated across a land bridge in some ancient ice age, we all love to explore and celebrate our roots, and the hot new way to do that is through DNA testing. Learning more about your ancestry may seem like solving an exciting…

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Which Terms and Conditions Are a Must-Read?
May 14, 2017

The joke goes that if you want to hide some really important information, you should put it in the middle of some pages of terms and conditions—because nobody ever reads those. There’s some truth to the joke, but some terms and conditions (aka terms of service) really need to be read because…

The joke goes that if you want to hide some really important information, you should put it in the middle of some pages of terms and conditions—because nobody ever reads those. There’s some truth to the joke, but some terms and conditions (aka terms of service) really need to be read because…

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A Caregiver’s Guide to Medical ID Theft
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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Medical Identity Theft Protection
February 28, 2017

Back in the days of old country doctors, one doctor treated every ailment and knew everyone in town. If someone walked into the office claiming to be someone else, the doctor would have called their family and asked whether the patient had hit their head or had too much to drink. Today, we rely on…

Back in the days of old country doctors, one doctor treated every ailment and knew everyone in town. If someone walked into the office claiming to be someone else, the doctor would have called their family and asked whether the patient had hit their head or had too much to drink. Today, we rely on…

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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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