Social Security Offices Close as a Result of COVID-19 Coronavirus; Phone and Online Service Available March 18, 2020
Effective March 17, 2020, all local Social Security offices will be closed for in-person services in an effort to protect older Americans, and people with medical conditions that would be adversely affected by the virus and their employees.
A law passed in 2015 eliminated Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from Medicare ID cards, also known as Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs). Congress and the President required use of a MBI to minimize the risk of identity theft for Medicare beneficiaries and to reduce opportunities for fraud within the program. A Frontal Attack on Fraud… Read more »