The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing new Medicare cards for everyone covered by Medicare benefits. These new cards will no longer include the Medicare recipient’s Social Security Number. This change is intended to protect Medicare recipients from identity theft.
Unfortunately, due to the large number of people affected, the DHHS expects the changeover to all new cards to take about four years. In the meantime, if you or a family member receive Medicare, please continue to take extra precautions to protect your identity. Don’t share your SSN unless necessary, and make sure to keep your card in a safe place.
Elizabeth A. Bernard is a lifelong valley resident and an attorney in Canfield with 25 years of experience in personal injury law. Her goal is to help her clients obtain the maximum compensation they are entitled to under Ohio law.
Elizabeth focuses her practice on personal injury cases such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle injuries, dog bite cases, premises liability and injuries to children. By focusing on one legal area, she is able to stay current on the laws and court rulings that affect personal injury victims.
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Youngstown State University and her law degree from the University Of Akron School Of Law while working at the Seventh District Ohio Court of Appeals.