It seems every month another state is rocked with a Medicare scam. With these predatory forces out there, it’s a great time to contact clients and educate them that these bad apples are out there and what they can do to avoid getting caught by their false promises.
The latest state to issue a warning is North Dakota. Contributing writer Chelsey Emmelhainz, brought the information to my attention recently.
According to Chelsey’s researching of the subject, seniors have been receiving phone calls from people claiming they’re from Medicare. The scammers tell the beneficiaries that they owe a penalty for not having Part D prescription drug coverage and that they need to pay the fine immediately. An article in the Jamestown Sun, stated that the scam is preying on “the penalty that is imposed on people who are eligible for Part D coverage but don’t elect it and have no other creditable drug coverage.” Creditable coverage might include Veteran’s Administration or most employer group health plans.