Consumers warned of possible health insurance fraud

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MADISON – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary-Designer Randy Romanski urges Wisconsin consumers to be wary of robocalls and suspicious sales calls before the new enrollment period on Healthcare.gov.

Biden Administration recently reopened enrollment for potential new entrants to federal health insurance programs Affordable Care Act. This action has led to the emergence of potential counterfeit sellers in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Wisconsin consumers should only work with reliable sources during this enrollment period, such as their insurance agent, United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline, or WisCovered.com, ”Afable said in a press release. “Legitimate navigators or assistants are not allowed to charge for their help, so if anyone requests payment, it’s a scam.”

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OCI) reminds consumers that if they are ever unsure of an insurance company or agent, stop before signing papers or issuing payment.

Additionally, companies, agents and navigators can view the OCI website: oci.wi.gov/Pages/ConsumersHome.aspx. This site has a lookup tool for consumers to verify that the company or agent offering insurance is legitimate and has a license to sell insurance in our state.

If you have trouble finding your agent or navigator, you can also call OCI at (800) 236-8517.

Consumers can call the Consumer Protection Telephone at (800) 422-7128, email [email protected]or visit datcp.wi.gov to lodge a complaint.


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