health insurance

FTC: Telemarketing scam stole money from older consumers

How low can scammers go? As low as stealing from older consumers to line their own pockets. The FTC says some scammers claimed to be calling on behalf of the government to verify information for a new Medicare card or Medicare-related package. In fact, it was a ruse to get people’s bank account information to make unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts

Taking Health Care Scams Off the Market

Starting October 1, people will have new ways to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. As opening day approaches, the media will no doubt carry more stories about the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll, and where to get legitimate help. Now that’s the kind of news you can use. Continue Reading >

These health care plans were scams

Before you sign up and pay any money for health insurance or discount plans, check out all the available options — and any claims they make about coverage. Some people who call you up promoting a way for you to save could be pitching a scam. Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

U.S. Department of Labor hosts Women's Health Week webinar in Spanish

Women are key consumers of health benefits.  Working women often make the most important health care decisions for their family and act as caregivers when family members fall ill.  As a result, they need to be well informed about health coverage.  There are many health coverage protections under the law - many that specifically benefit women.  Women need the knowledge and tools that will help them carry out their many roles when it comes to health coverage decisions. Continue Reading >