After using your health benefits, don’t casually dismiss the statement that arrives marked “This is not a bill.” This statement is your Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
Check it for mistakes and to prevent medical identity theft, a crime involving the theft of personal information (SSN, etc.) to obtain medical care, buy drugs, or submit fake billings in your name.
This crime can disrupt your life, damage your credit rating, and waste taxpayer dollars. Report errors, and review past records for inaccuracies.
Source: UTEAP FrontLine Employee (November 2014)