With the age of the internet, identity theft is a large problem. With online shopping, auto pay, and anywhere else you would be inputting your credit card information, it is easier than ever for identity thieves to get ahold of your payment information. It’s important to keep your confidential information private so it is out of reach of those praying thieves.
Your credit card isn’t the only thing that can be stole on the internet. Medical records with your health insurance information listed can be used by thieves to receive health information under your name. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, encouraging transactions made by insurance providers and health services companies to be performed electronically. If they are in hard copy form, they need to be destroyed properly.
Which is exactly why you should hire a shredding service to destroy your medical records - from a service provider standpoint or if you have personal copies of your own.
Keep your medical records out of harms way and shred! Contact us for more information on how we can help.