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April 8, 2010

Insurance Scam Alert from Kathleen Sebelius

Filed under: Author's Post,Fraud,Fraud Alerts,Fraud Schemes,Fraud Trends,Insurance — fraudjournal @ 12:23 AM

As the new health-care plan takes effect, we all need to keep each other safe from the recent wave of insurance scams. regarding the new health-care law.  Take time to talk to friends and families, especially senior friends and family members. Do your research by talking to your insurance company or the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Know the facts before your act.

 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has issued a new fraud alert to the public stating that HHS has been getting reports of fraudsters going door-to-door to sell bogus health-insurance policies, and the calls began right after President Obama signed the new health-care law on March 23, 2010.

 Ms. Sebelius advised that, “…door-to-door salespeople are unlikely to be part of the outreach.” She also advised that some fraudster have set up toll-free phone lines and claim that open-enrollment is for a limited time period, which Ms. Sebelius stated is “Not so.”

 For some of the recent articles got to:

 http://www.theeagle.com/nation/Officials-warn-of-scams-related-to-health-care-law

 http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/06/health-secretary-warns-of-insurance-scams/

 Or go directly to the Dept. HHS website at:

 http://www.hhs.gov/

 http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/04/insurance20100406.pdf

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