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How To Properly Dispose of Patient Records in DC, MD & VA

Posted on: May 7, 2022

Whether you run a hospital, insurance agency, medical billing company, or another healthcare organization, you are subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This requires you to safeguard medical records to protect your patients’ privacy. When the time comes to discard patient records, you might be wondering about the approved disposal methods available to you. Shredding…

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What Receipts Are Safe to Throw Away? Which Should You Shred?

Posted on: May 1, 2022

Most businesses and homes accumulate mountains of paper over time, from employee and customer records to invoicing, financial, and record keeping. When it comes to receipts, it can be difficult to know which ones are safe to throw away, what you should keep, and which ones you should shred. Since the Supreme Court ruled that anyone…

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Is It Safe To Throw Away Receipts?

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Any resident of the DC metro area can say they’ve dealt with the massive pile of jumbled mess that is kept receipts. We get receipts for everything, from important medical visits to grabbing a pack of gum at the local convenience store. And most folks, in the name of security, will tell you that every last…

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How To Throw Away Old Bank Statements Properly

Posted on: April 1, 2022

Do you have years of old bank statements lying around? You may be ready to throw them out, but you’re not sure how. Is it safe to throw away old bank statements, or do you need to shred them first? According to the Federal Trade Commission, you should shred documents containing sensitive information, including bank…

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Do I Need to Shred Receipts?

Posted on: March 1, 2022

They fatten up wallets and pile up in purses: receipts, those little souvenirs we get when we spend money. Some of you may remember the days when stores printed your entire credit or debit card number on the receipt—which now seems unthinkable! It’s definitely safer now that just the last four numbers of our cards…

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The Difference Between On-Site & Off-Site Shredding

Posted on: August 27, 2021

Every business relies on paper documents as a source of information, record-keeping, communication, payroll, and more. Safeguarding client and customer data is a priority, but how can you ensure the integrity of your documents once they’re no longer needed? Professional paper shredding and document destruction is the most secure method of disposal available, which, in addition…

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Tax Documents—Which Ones to Keep and Which Ones to Shred?

Posted on: March 12, 2019

Around tax time it can be quite easy to quickly become bogged down in papers, especially once all of the work has been done on your end. Receipts, wage and salary information, previous returns—it’s enough to clutter even the most meticulously kept home office or file room. What is there left to do in the…

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What Kind of Shredder is Best for My Business?

Posted on: March 17, 2018

Whether you run a small business or a massive one, you probably understand quite well the important role that shredding plays in keeping your business secure and safe against data breaches and fraud. Knowing this, you’ll want to arm yourself with the right shredding equipment. But what is the right shredder? Will any old thing…

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What Tax Documents Do I Need to Shred?

Posted on: February 20, 2018

With tax season in full swing now, you’ve got a whole lot of highly sensitive information on your hands. It’s all very important, and very necessary for getting your taxes in order, handled, and filed by the looming April deadline. But once that time has passed, what do you do with your tax documents? Ideally,…

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5 Documents Fraudsters Don’t Want You to Shred

Posted on: December 20, 2017

Are you one of those people who finds themselves constantly second guessing about whether or not to toss out a file, a paper, or a document? If so, great! In a world where security breaches and identity theft are absolutely rampant, it’s wise to be as cautious as possible. But even so, some of the…

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