Fraud Prevention – Tip Of the Month
Monthly Fraud Prevention Facts
Eligible for Medicare and Already Have Employee Coverage?
If your current employee insurance is supposed to pay primary, there are certain things that the employer and the plan cannot do.
Once you are eligible for Medicare, the employer cannot
- Offer different coverage
- Refuse coverage
- Restrict coverage
The employer-based plan cannot
- Charge you more for your premium, deductible, coinsurance charges, or copays on the employer plan
- Give you misleading information to get you to disenroll in the employer plan
- End your employer coverage because you are eligible for Medicare
Contact your Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program in Wyoming at 1 (800) 856-4398 for assistance.
Report Suspected Fraud
To report suspected fraud, call the Wyoming Senior Medicare Patrol at 1 (800) 856-4398, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.