Monday, 20 October 2014

Westhill Healthcare Consulting Jakarta fraud prevention review - FTC Warns about fake health insurance sites trying to trick you out of personal information

Tulsa – October marks the start of when many health insurance plans open enrollment. Medicare and Obamacare will also soon begin enrolling for next year’s coverage.

2NEWSProblem Solver Jamil Donith has a word of caution before you shop for health insurance online.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, health insurance scams are preying on consumers shopping for or comparing health plans online. Scammers use websites or phony non-profit sites that seem to offer discount medical plans. In reality, the sites are set up to get your personal information. Things like your age, occupation, contact information, marital status and whether you have pre-existing medical conditions.

The FTC advises:
Be stingy with your personal information when you’re on the web. When a site asks for your personal information know that data could end up in the wrong hands. A health insurance website might look like the real deal, but many are fronts for criminals wanting to steal your money and personal information.
Research a company before giving it your business. Enter the company’s name and the “complaints” into an online search engine to see what comes up. And, before giving any personal information ask the company for the details in writing about what you want to buy. If it can’t provide the fine prince, that’s a big red flag.
Finally, check to find out if the plan you want to buy is really insurance. The State Insurance Department can tell you whether the plan is legitimate and whether an insurance provider is licensed to do business in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Insurance Department website link is