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Scams and Fraud Alerts
Although it may be legal to sell supplemental insurance plans for Original Medicare door-to-door, it’s certainly illegal for salesmen to say they are government officials.
Uncle Sam does not make house calls to sell health insurance. If someone comes to your home claiming to be from the government with an insurance offer, shut the door.
Buying a supplemental insurance plan can be wise for Original Medicare recipients, but before you sign up, you need to do some homework.
Check with your health care provider/s before making insurance changes. You need to know what plans they work with to avoid excess out-of-pocket costs.