Beware Of New Healthcare Law Scams

Beware Of New Healthcare Law Scams

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The countdown to open enrollment of Obamacare is down to hours and the local healthcare community is getting ready.

“We have persons available on our team to help answer questions about the exchange. What we’re really trying to do is encourage people to look at our website so they can get the most current information,” says Mobile County Health Officer Bert Eichold.

But there are others out there also reaching out to the people—making money off the fact that not everyone is up to date on the new laws.

“May be calling people on the phone telling them that they must sign up with various companies,” says State Health Insurance Program Coordinator James Roberson.

Whenever there is confusion, there’s an opportunity for scammers to strike, and they’re targeting seniors. While the exchanges start Tuesday, open enrollment for Medicare isn’t until October 15th.

“So there’s going to be a lot of confused seniors out here who don’t know what to do and we just want to step in and be able to help them,” adds Roberson.

If you have questions, you can call the State Health Insurance Office at 251-433-6541. You can also visit the Mobile County Health Department website at MCHD.org

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