Protect yourself from medical identity theft — 2 Comments

  1. Ack! Something new to worry about. Pack my insurance cards in case I have an emergency or leave the card at home and hope the hospital or clinic will treat me without them? Will have to chew on this one.

    • Hi Kadoo,
      The advice is mostly for Medicare (or perhaps TriCare) patients whose social security number is their Medicare number. Most other insurance companies don’t use this practice anymore. Check your card, and if your SS number is not on it, you are OK to carry it with you. FN