What Medical Cards do you carry in your Wallet?

When you’re cleaning, don’t forget to clean out your wallet! This is where you probably carry your critical medical cards and maybe an insurance card or two. Perhaps, you even carry the business card of your insurance agent as well.

Do you know which cards to keep? Do you know which cards to carry with you?

If you have retired and are no longer on a group plan through work or even an individual health plan, once that plan ends you don’t need to carry it around with you. You should hang onto it, though, in case you need to refer to the ID number again for some reason.

If you have a Medicare card, make sure you have the new one that does not use your social security number on it. If you don’t have the new one, then call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 for a replacement card. You will want to carry your Medicare card with you. Be sure to carry the most current one if you had to order a replacement card. Then if you have an insurance product to go along with your Medicare, be sure to carry that with you as well. And, if you have an insurance agent, be sure to keep their business card with you in case you need service for your policy or have a question.

If you are on a Group health plan, or an Individual Health plan then you will want to carry that ID card with you. Plus, if you have Dental or Vision, then carry that card too.

Carrying the correct information in your wallet can make it easier for you to access healthcare services easier. The most current cards help make sure your claims are filed more efficiently.

Taking a little time to organize your insurance papers in a folder or notebook at home too is also a good idea. Be sure to clean out your wallet as well!

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