In the wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, watch out for questionable health care insurance offers or government program notifications. Un-insured or under-insured consumers are prime targets.
"Phone calls, letters and emails may include official-sounding entity names and bold deadlines, but be skeptical. If it’s an optional service, it should be marketed accordingly," said Gene O’Neil, President/CEO of Goldengate Better Business Bureau.
Be alarmed if offers seem unexpected, forceful or overly enticing. Report suspicious solicitations to BBB Scam Source at bbb.org/us/scam-source.
Those interested in health care programs are responsible for studying possible plans and seeking providers. Find resources at healthcare.gov.
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