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July 2011

Immigrants Face New ID And Fraud Challenges Under Federal Healthcare Reform

U.S. healthcare reform will require immigrants to provide proof of their identity in order to purchase coverage from state insurance exchanges — but lack of clear official instructions may leave immigrants vulnerable to con artists seeking to exploit them by offering false healthcare information.

Q&A: Job Trends For Notaries In The Legal Profession

In today’s economy, finding employment in the legal field can be challenging. But with a few tips and a little motivation you can get yourself ahead of the game. The Legal Professionals Section spoke with Marge Dover, executive director of the National Association of Legal Assistants, about job trends in today’s economy and what areas of law practice have need for Notaries.

Q&A: Patient Identification and Fraud Prevention

Use of stolen or fraudulent information to obtain healthcare services is a growing problem throughout the United States, but Notaries working in healthcare are in a position to help prevent this problem. The Healthcare Professionals Sectionspoke with Lorraine Fernandes, IBM’s global healthcare information technology and identification management expert, to discuss possible fraud prevention solutions.

Reporting Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is a widespread problem throughout the U.S. healthcare industry, and Notaries working in the industry need to know how to spot and report signs of fraud.

Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document In Which I'm Mentioned?

Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document In Which I'm Mentioned?

I’ve been asked to notarize a document that includes myself on a list of people being authorized as representatives of the signer. Can I perform this notarization, or should I get a Notary who is not mentioned in the document to perform it?