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Hawaii Attorney General joins Medicare to warn seniors of possible scams as new Medicare cards arrive in the Islands

On June 7, Hawaii Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki will join a Medicare official and a representative of the nonprofit Senior Medicare Patrol to discuss the rollout of new Medicare cards to 262,000 beneficiaries in Hawaii.

Medicare recently began mailing new cards to Hawaii addresses. Social Security numbers have been removed from them to prevent identity theft against seniors, keep scammers from using benefits illegally, and protect tax dollars.

WHO: Attorney General Suzuki will discuss the growing problem of senior identity theft and provide tips to help seniors protect themselves against healthcare fraud.

Tom Duran, Pacific Area Representative for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, based in Honolulu, will provide details about the new Medicare cards and display a sample of what they look like.

Kaipolani Cullen, of Senior Medicare Patrol, a nonprofit that helps seniors detect and report fraud, will discuss her organization’s efforts to help educate local seniors about the new cards.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018.

WHERE: Department of the Attorney General, 425 Queen Street, Second floor, Conference room, Honolulu, HI

For more information on the new Medicare cards, click here.

 

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