Monday, May 13, 2013

Scammers taking advantage of confusion over Affordable Care Act

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who is also the state's insurance director, is issuing a consumer alert after reports of scammers offering to help navigate consumers through the so-called health insurance exchanges.
Taylor says the scammers are trying to capitalize on confusion around the federal Affordable Care Act.

Open enrollment in the exchanges does not begin until Oct. 1. Taylor says marketing of plans offering coverage through the exchange hasn't started.  “No one from an official government program should be calling you requesting your personal information.  If you are contacted by a suspicious caller, do not provide your personal information, including your Medicare, Social Security and bank account numbers,” said Lt. Gov. Taylor.

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