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The Other Types of Identity Theft
January 19, 2018

If you regularly check your credit reports and financial statements for signs of unauthorized activity, keep up the good work! You are being vigilant and protecting yourself against the most common type of identity theft: financial identity fraud. However, there are many other kinds of identity…

If you regularly check your credit reports and financial statements for signs of unauthorized activity, keep up the good work! You are being vigilant and protecting yourself against the most common type of identity theft: financial identity fraud. However, there are many other kinds of identity…

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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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Defending Your Bucket List
September 04, 2016

What’s your retirement dream? Will you visit every country on your bucket list? Will you learn to paint or bike across America? Volunteer in a community garden, or buy a cabin by a river and go fishing every day? Or maybe you’re already living your retirement dream, and still adding adventures…

What’s your retirement dream? Will you visit every country on your bucket list? Will you learn to paint or bike across America? Volunteer in a community garden, or buy a cabin by a river and go fishing every day? Or maybe you’re already living your retirement dream, and still adding adventures…

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September 01, 2016

Life is full of surprises. Imagine that you’re going through today’s mail or email, and you find an explanation of benefits from your health insurance company saying that your prostate surgery is 100% covered by your insurance. This should be good news, right? Except that you’re a 35-year-old…

Life is full of surprises. Imagine that you’re going through today’s mail or email, and you find an explanation of benefits from your health insurance company saying that your prostate surgery is 100% covered by your insurance. This should be good news, right? Except that you’re a 35-year-old…

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