Avoiding Health Insurance Fraud

Issues: Healthcare

The Maryland Health Connection, our state’s health insurance exchange, offers health care options for individuals and families. This site uses certain identifying information to determine your coverage options and qualifications for federal subsidies.  Please be aware that any other attempt to gain this information outside of the Maryland Health Connection may be fraudulent.  To protect your personal information and avoid becoming a victim, please be aware of the following:

The Maryland Health Connection’s website is MarylandHealthConnection.gov. Avoid any sites with similar addresses as they may attempt to collect and inappropriately use your personal information.

Be wary of unsolicited offers to assist you with signing up for health insurance plans, especially those claiming to offer assistance with changes in Medicare, as many of these calls are scams. You should not provide any personal or banking information until you are able to separately verify that an offer is legitimate. For help, contact the Maryland Insurance Administration at 410-468-2244, or visit their website at www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/consumer/index.html.

If you need assistance finding a plan that works for you, call the Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572.

If you suspect you may have become a victim of healthcare fraud, report it to appropriate authorities. If you are a senior and feel you may be a victim of Medicare fraud, contact the Maryland Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-800-243-342, 410-767-1100, or via fax at 410-333-7943. If you feel you are a victim of health insurance fraud, contact the Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at (888) 743-0023.

If my office can be of any assistance, please feel free to call at 410-685-9199.