Medical identity theft can be one of the hardest to find you have been a victim of, especially for those that rarely have to go to the doctor. It can also be one of the hardest crimes to correct, a situation that could be made even worse by national health care that requires electronic medical records and certain HIPPA rules.
Find out the who, what, when, where and how Red Flag rules work to protect you from identity theft.
Identity thieves traditionally target a victim’s bank accounts or credit cards or else use a victim’s information to establish credit for credit cards, loans or even utilities in a victim’s name. Savvy citizens know to protect their bank and credit card numbers, social security numbers and passwords but did you know that you need to be just as vigilant with your insurance card numbers?
See what efforts the states with the highest incidents of identity theft are taking to protect, prevent and help their residents recover from identity theft ….and find out which state leads the way.
As physicians and hospitals transition from paper to electronic medical records there are concerns that medical information will be even easier to access on an even larger scale. What can you do about it to keep your family and your health safe.