State officials all over the country are warning seniors to beware of people posing as Medicare or government insurance representatives, asking for personal information such as Medicare numbers, bank account numbers, or social security numbers. This article on tells seniors what to look for and how to defend themselves against these unprincipled scammers.

Extend Health is now providing articles to as the resident expert on Medicare for their 103,000+ members. Our published articles will help Medicare recipients understand some of the changes brought about by the health care reform law. We’ve agreed to provide regular content to the RetireNet community around this important and sometimes confusing topic.

By Allison Tomek

Despite the doubt and confusion surrounding the state of health care reform in Washington D.C, President Barack Obama is reportedly aiming to step up the fight against identity thieves who attempt health care identity theft, medical identity theft, and identity fraud in the upcoming FY 2011 Budget. Read the rest of this entry »