Wyoming Senior Citizens, INC.

Fraud Prevention – Tip Of the Month

Monthly Fraud Prevention Facts

October 2017

Protecting Yourself from Enrollment Fraud

It is enrollment fraud if a plan agent or representative purposefully tricks you into enrolling in their plan, regardless of whether it is the right plan for you. They may do this by telling you misleading or false information to get you to enroll. Some may even enroll you without your knowledge.

Watch out for people who:

Tips for avoiding potential enrollment fraud:

  • Confirm what a plan agent tells you before making a final decision about a plan
  • Ask for everything in writing
  • Call your doctors to make sure they are in-network for the plan you want to join
  • Never provide your Medicare information to anyone but your trusted health care providers

Report potential enrollment fraud and marketing violations

Contact your Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) at 1 800 856-4398 if you feel a plan or agent has violated Medicare’s marketing rules or if you think you were enrolled in a plan without your permission.

Report Suspected Fraud

To report suspected fraud, call the Wyoming Senior Medicare Patrol at 1 (800) 856-4398, send an email to smpmgr@wyoming.com, or stop by your Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. office in Riverton, Casper, or Cheyenne.  Addresses are listed on our website at http://www.wyomingseniors.com/wsci-locations-contact-information.

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