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Q: is a Secure site. What does "Secure" mean?

A: "Secure" means two things.
  1. Your account may only be accessed by signing in with your own Sign In ID and personalized password. You and your Authorized Representative should be the only ones who have knowledge of this information.
  2. Your secure connection to the application prevents others from illegally gathering data from you.
Q: Is the site secure?

A: Yes. is secure. Ensuring the security of your personal information online is a top priority for CMS. When you sign into, your information is secure, because once you enter and submit your Sign In ID and password, the information is transmitted via the internet using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to an https site, meaning that CMS utilizes secure transmission mechanisms to encrypt and protect communication that contains your confidential information. The encryption helps prevent your Medicare information from being illegitimately intercepted by third parties, and therefore keeps your Medicare data secure.
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Q: What can I do to ensure that my experience is a secure one?

A: There are several actions you can take to ensure the privacy of your experience.
  1. Keep your account Sign In ID and password secure and confidential. Do not share them with anyone. Sharing your Sign In ID and pasword with other people enables them to access your account. Only you and your Authorized Representatives should have access to your Sign In information.
  2. Frequenty check your account and report any suspicious or unauthorized activity to CMS immediately. You may do this by calling 1-800-MEIDCARE, or by initiaiting a Webchat with CMS by clicking on the Live 'Help' Chat link in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Remember to sign off of when you finish your session. provides a "Sign Out" link in the upper right-hand corner of your screen, which you should click on when you wish to end your current session.
Page Revised: April 5, 2008