21 May 2013
Health Care Confusion Causing Potential Scams
The confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is generating many scams and people are falling victims to some of the scammers.
First, Medicare or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not call people about obtaining insurance. They will send something in the mail if they want to contact you.
Second, the enrollment period does not start until October 1, 2013 so any calls received now are not authorized.
Third, never give out personal information over the telephone. This is not necessary and you must protect this information.
Two articles that should help you may be read here (this notice is from the state of Ohio) and has excellent pointers in it. The second article is from the Dallas News and warns readers about some of the scams being done on seniors.
Please remember that enrollment is not until October 1, 2013 and you will receive notification in the US Postal Mail. This alone tells you that you need to ignore phone calls about insurance.