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A couple smart health care-related security ideas from Consumer Reports

Posted May 17 2011 7:21pm

Consumer Reports features “Your Security” on its cover and includes articles on keeping a home and family safe. There are a couple good ideas on health care related topics.

  1. Shred anything you get from your health insurer, such as Explanation of Benefit forms
  2. Destroy the labels on your prescription medications before discarding

Information on these items –names, phone numbers, date of birth, doctor and insurance info– could be useful for identity thieves. If you value your privacy you might want to follow these tips for that reason, too.

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