Watch for official communications: Government officials do not sell insurance policies door-to-door or over the phone. As new insurance benefits take effect, rely on trusted sources to tell you what you may need to do.
Be skeptical: If you receive a visit, call or e-mail from anyone offering to help you enroll in a program created by the health care law, they may not be who they say they are. Do not pay anyone to help you receive your health care benefits. And do not reveal any of your personal information to them, such as your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, Medicare number or insurance card.
Trust your instincts and report fraud: Do you suspect that someone is trying to scam you? Check with your insurance provider or plan first. If you’re not comfortable calling your provider or plan, or you are not satisfied with the response you get, contact your state insurance commission, your state attorney general or local law enforcement.
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