EDD will require identity verification for physicians certifying SDI claims

January 05, 2022

In an effort to combat disability insurance fraud, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) will soon begin requiring medical providers to verify their identities through ID.me before certifying State Disability Insurance (SDI) claims.

ID.me is a trusted technology provider for the State of California and EDD. The company specializes in digital identity protection and meets the federal government’s highest standards for identity authentication.

Beginning January 10, 2022, if you have a certified SDI claim in 2021, you may be contacted by the EDD via email with details on how to verify your identity through ID.me. Please note this email will come from an email address ending in @edd.ca.gov. If any additional characters are included in the email domain, the email is not coming from EDD.

Physicians are reminded to remain vigilant to guard against identity theft and phishing schemes. As scammers attempt to get personal information in many sophisticated and creative ways, EDD continues to enhance and update information on its Help Fight Fraud webpage.

For more information on your role in certifying SDI claims, please visit edd.ca.gov/disability.


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