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Is that health insurance, a health product, or a scam?

Cristina Miranda
Looking for health insurance can be confusing. But if you run across a company that deliberately tricks you into signing up for insurance or health products that don’t deliver (and are hard to cancel)
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Scammers are scheming as HealthCare.gov reopens

Colleen Tressler
The Coronavirus pandemic has not only had a dramatic health impact, but also an economic blow as many Americans are now unemployed — and uninsured. As a result, the U.S. Department of Health and Human
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Health insurance scams can cost you big

Lisa Lake
In 2018, we told you about Simple Health, a group of companies that the FTC says tricked people into signing up for what the companies told them was comprehensive health coverage that met Affordable
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Know your rights during Medicare Open Enrollment

The Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center
During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which ends December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can choose the plans that are best for them. You can get help comparing Medicare plans from the State
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‘Tis the season for ‘open enrollment’ scams

Gretchen Abraham
Winter is coming, which means open enrollment season is here. With 2020 just around the corner, now’s the time to add or change your health coverage through Medicare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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Medicare does not give out DNA kits

Lisa Lake
Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security
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Protect yourself against Medicare scams

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Still getting calls from people claiming to be from Medicare, asking for money or personal information? Watch this video about how you can protect yourself from Medicare scams: The FTC worked with
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Rest insured, you can avoid fake healthcare plans

Lisa Lake
If you’re looking online for health insurance, there are lots of results that seem to offer good choices. But dishonest companies are literally banking on your being confused by all those choices. So