BEWARE of Scammers Offering Help with your Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is here and it’s time to review your options. But beware of callers posing as Medicare representatives offering “help” or “assistance” in making decisions. They may ask for a fee to make changes to your current Medicare benefits or offer a faster and easier process to enroll. Don’t fall for this scam! Medicare will not call you. This is a tactic used to gain access to your Medicare number!

If you receive a call such as this, or even a message left for you to return the call – don’t believe it and don’t use the number provided. If you are interested in making changes to your Medicare plan, only contact the phone number that is listed on YOUR Medicare card.

If you are unsure about your options, contact your local Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) / California Health Advocates at 1-800-434-0222.

Medicare open enrollment is October 15, 2019 – December 7, 2019 with an effective date of January 1, 2020 for any changes.

Resources: https://cahealthadvocates.org/open-enrollment-is-here-its-time-to-review-your-medicare-options-for-2020/.

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