NC | North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey encourages families to talk to their Medicare-aged loved ones about getting reliable information about the best health and prescription plan before open enrollment ends December 7th. This is a very important time for beneficiaries to decide on a suitable plan so they have the proper coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
Medicare plans change each year, so subscribers should review their current policy, research options and plans to determine if there are cost-saving benefits to changing plans.
Since Medicare Open Enrollment began October 15th, the Department of Insurance has learned that people are going door-to-door pretending to be from the Department offering free insurance with extra benefits for vision, dental and life insurance. During the visit, the impersonator asks to see the resident’s current health insurance policy and other personal information such as their Social Security number, bank account and other sensitive information.
If residents feel they are a victim of a scam, Commissioner Causey urges residents to contact their bank and have a security notification put on their account. Residents will then be notified if anyone attempts to make withdrawals or if new accounts are created using their Social Security number.