[RECAP] Special Committee on Aging Hearing


Recently, the U.S. Senate held a special committee hearing on aging to discuss the FBI’s role in the fight against health care fraud.  Last year, the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered $4.3 billion in taxpayer dollars, the highest annual amount recovered from individuals and companies who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers […]

Senior Smartphone Safety


Recently, seniors are becoming more susceptible to smartphone scams. The number of seniors who use mobile devices doubles each year. More so, seniors are the fastest-growing market of smartphone users. With the increase of senior smartphone usage comes the bevy of scams targeting seniors and their phones, making mobile phones very dangerous. MarketWatch’s Jack Tatar […]

Protect Your Medicare Card


Do you treat your Medicare card like your Social Security card? You should, because the ID number on your Medicare card is identical to your Social Security number. If your SSN gets into the hands of the wrong person, it can result in identity theft. In this “Savvy Senior” Q&A, Jim Miller writes that throughout the […]

Medicare Fraud Scheme Unearthed Due to Fanny Pack


An odd series of events in Florida has unraveled a massive Medicare fraud scheme, and it’s all thanks to…  a fanny pack. Last fall, Dr. Carmen Ortiz-Butcher, a kidney specialist in Key Biscayne, Fla., asked one of her staffers to mail a fanny pack to her brother. But instead of receiving the pack, Dr. Ortiz-Butcher’s brother received a […]