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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/5/2006 10:49:16 AM EDT
I seem to remember hearing that it was now illegal for insurance companies to use your social security number as an id number on your insurance card, but my company still does it. Am I remembering wrong? Was this just proposed but not passed? Just trying to figure out whether my company is breaking the law by doing this.

Thanks if anyone knows!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:51:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 10:51:35 AM EDT by California_Kid]
Irrespective of legality, you should NEVER carry your SSN on your person.

I found out the hard way about 20 years ago.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:55:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 10:56:57 AM EDT by cruze5]
Anthem BCBS did as of a couple months ago. i just looked at my latest card. my ID no used to be a Social. now its not
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:55:45 AM EDT
I just got new prescription cards that had them removed. The letter made a point to mention it.

I should be getting new insurance cards soon too.

ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:59:38 AM EDT
My carrier recently stopped the practice and issued new cards.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:01:35 AM EDT
Our carrier quit the practice over a year ago. Sent new cards out with no SSN on them.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:06:30 AM EDT
where my dad works they put it like this- XXX-XX-1234 (as in they only use the last 4 numbers)
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