Earlier this month we had a blog post about how there is
legislation to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. But until
Social Security numbers are removed from the card, it is very important this
card is protected with Fraud Prevention Systems.
What can you do to protect your Medicare card? Some people
suggest making a color copy of your Medicare card and scratching out your
Social Security number, and keep your Medicare card at home in a secure
location. This action makes ID validation
a little bit harder just in case your Medicare card were to fall in the wrong
Another step you can take is to make sure you review your
credit reports and Medicare statements on a regular basis. Medicare.gov
recommends following these steps:
your Medicare claims to make sure they are accurate. Check them
early the sooner you see and report errors, the sooner we can stop
how to protect your personal information.
on the lookout for suspicious activity.