Healthcare fraud is likely to increase through October, when the healthcare exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act open to the public. Many of these scammers are using phone calls or email to conduct their fraudulent activities.
Some things to keep in mind:
- There is no such thing as an Obamacare Card.
- The Affordable Care Act does not involve any fees up front.
- You should never give your Social Security number or date of birth to someone who has solicited you in a phone call you were not expecting to receive.
- The Affordable Care Act does not threaten Medicare benefits. If you are asked to verify your Medicare information by phone, there’s a good chance it’s a scam.
- When in doubt, don’t click on the link in the email or hang up the phone.
- You should never hesitate to call your local insurance agency or Medicare representatives to ask questions.
We’re here to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.