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If your spouse or anyone else calls for you, we will not be able to give any details about your Medicare unless we have your permission. While we understand that sometimes it may seem inconvenient, The Privacy Act of 1974 says that Medicare cannot release any specific information about your benefits to someone else unless you give your verbal or written permission.
Verbal permission has to be given over the phone at the time of each call. Since written permission is more detailed and is used for future reference, it must include the following:
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