CHAPTER16

Using Medicare Cards

In This Chapter

  • Making sense of your Medicare card
  • Protecting your health information
  • How medical identify theft happens
  • What to do if your identity is stolen

You should carry a piece of Medicare with you wherever you go. Whether you put it in a purse or a wallet, your Medicare card holds the information that will get you the care you need. It is important to understand what information is accessible on your card and how to safeguard that information from identity theft.

When and How to Use Your Card

When you receive your card in the mail, hold on to it with care. Your Medicare card is your ticket to health care, ...

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