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Medical Identity Theft

These days, it’s easier than ever for the wrong person to get hold of your personal information. Most people think of the financial and credit ramifications of identity theft. However, there is another, very dangerous form of ID theft surfacing: medical identity theft. Only a few providers, like Nationwide, have the expertise to untangle the consequences.

What is medical identity theft?

Medical identity theft occurs when someone steals your identity and either obtains medical insurance in your name or uses your current medical insurance policy to get treatment or prescriptions. Medical ID theft often results in wrong entries being put into existing medical records and can involve new, fake medical records being created in the victim’s name. You can be denied or lose your healthcare coverage as a result.

How can I protect myself?

What will Nationwide do if I suspect I’m a victim of medical ID theft?

Our trained professionals will see you through this stressful time. Some of the remedies our experts will take action on include the following:

How do I secure medical identity theft coverage?

This coverage is already included in your identity theft policy.

Do you want to know more?

See survey results from Harris Interactive that show medical identity theft as the fastest-growing type of identity theft. Learn why so few people know what it is or how devastating it can be to your credit and your health.

View an updated Study on Medical Identity Theft by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA). Published in February 2015.

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