Protecting Medicare recipients from identity theft

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The recent data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax was an unwelcome reminder about identity theft and the vulnerability of our most personal information.

Financial and sensitive, personal information belonging to more than 140 million victims was stolen from Equifax by hackers early last month. Federal officials are now preparing to implement a program that will close a loophole to protect Medicare recipients from ID theft.

Executive Communications Director for the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, Howard Shwartz, stopped by the studio this morning to tell us about the big change.

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