Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog.
By Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
1. Know Your Rights
As a person with Medicare, you have certain rights and protections designed to help protect you and make sure you get the health care services the law says you can get.
2. Protect Your Identity
Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information without your consent to commit fraud or other crimes.
3. Keep the Following Personal Information Safe:
- Your name
- Your Social Security number
Your Medicare number (or your membership card if you’re in a Medicare Advantage or other Medicare health plan)
Your credit card and bank account numbers
- Get more information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.
4. Help Fight Medicare Fraud
Medicare fraud diverts money from the Medicare program each year, which means higher health care costs for you. Learn how to spot and report fraud.
5. Get Involved With The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
The SMP educates and empowers people with Medicare to take an active role in detecting and preventing health care fraud and abuse.
If you're thinking about reviewing, renewing our changing your current Medicare plan, call one of our Trusted Senior Specialists agents! They will be more than happy to guide you to the best fit plan that works with your goals, budget and lifestyle.