Have you ever wondered why the insurance company wants your social security number? It is not because they need to verify your ability to work in this country!
They need it, well, they want it because they want to track you. Think George Orwell’s “1984.” The insurance companies have databases with information on everyone who files a claim. The problem, however, is that there are a lot of people named “Jonathan Stein.” Heck, there are a lot of attorneys named Jonathan Stein and a lot in California, even!
So, how do they know if it is me, the guy in the next city or the guy in San Diego? Easy. They use your social security number to track it. This is why it is imperative that you do NOT give them your social security number. They don’t need it. They just want to be able to track you.