Skip to comments.Is it common to have to provide my SS# for claim? (Vanity)
Posted on 09/09/2013 9:29:12 AM PDT by Java4Jay
My daughter just called and said her dentist needs my SS# to file a claim. She is 25 and covered under my policy. This seemed very odd so I came to FR for answers.Feedback welcome, thanks.
That was my exact thought also
Could insurance coverage now be taxable? Everyone said dental wouldn’t be affected under obamacare. Could this be another instance of “we had to pass it to see what was in it”?
It depends how your third party administrator uniquely identifies your family. Some still use the Employee SSN, many have switched to other identifiers. Check the card, it’s always on there.
Legally you can only be required to provide your SSN for SS and income tax purposes. But even the government ignores this.
Is this a surprise when the IRS is in charge of healthcare!
I’ve carried the same Blue Cross plan for many years and this is the first time I recall this ever happening.
The claim is for a normal cleaning which is covered biannually.
They’re asking for the SSN in case they need to send a bill to collections. They probably also asked for an employer and other information that will help them collect a debt.
I always put 123-45-6789.
There must be a claim form....probably even on line...see what it says.
I think it this is needed for “proof for services” or some such thing. It’s to prevent other people for stealing your health insurance coverage.
Also, not unusual if there is another person in the area with the same name as you to have to provide SS# and Birth date.
I know my Medicare No. is my SS#.
You insurance policy uses SS# as IDs, since it’s your policy they need your number.
It is not uncommon.
Just tell her to give them a bogus number.
Same thing I do when a dept store wants my address and phone number. I don’t argue, I just make something up.
only give them your last four digits. that should be enough.
You are correct, her registration form ask who is responsible for your account charges? I’m NOT responsible, its between my daughter, doctor and insurance company.
Demand theirs be sent home on all documents that ask for mine or my child's. As is good for me, is good for thee.
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