DA's office warns of Medicare, ACA open enrollment scams

With just a few weeks left to enroll for insurance, the York County District Attorney's Office is warning people of potential scams.

The DA's office said in a fraud alert bulletin that anyone calling to sell Medicare insurance claiming to be an "official Medicare agent" is a scammer, and that no such representatives exist.

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Additionally, the prescription drug plan for Medicare is optional, and the DA's office said anyone calling saying someone must join their prescription plan or lose the Medicare plan should be ignored.

The bulletin urged people to not give information over the phone to someone who says the information must be provided to keep coverage.

For those looking for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the DA's office encourages searching through HealthCare.gov. The bulletin states those trying to sign people up elsewhere may be scammers.

Anyone who finds a scam may report it to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.