Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fraud Alert

Beware of look-alike websites:

Insurance regulators and an industry trade group warn that this month's rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law opened the door for bad actors at the same time that it gives brokers and agents a business opportunity.
New Hampshire's insurance commissioner sent a cease-and-desist letter last week to an Arizona company he accused of building a website that could mislead health care coverage shoppers into thinking it was the official New Hampshire marketplace. The site was taken down on Friday.

If you're not sure you're on an official government website, check to see if it seems to be working. If you can navigate around and the buttons seem to work - get out of there ASAP, it's probably a  look-alike. The real Obamacare exchanges cause your screen to freeze and your keyboard to smoke.


MAX Redline said...

Spot on. After spending $20 million in cheesy ads that provide absolutely no information, the Oregon site is still nonfunctional. You can fill out an application at an associated site, but the amusing thing is: the opening page states that it's designed to work only with Internet Explorer; Chrome and other browsers will not work.

Fact: the site works with Chrome, but not with IE.

Veeshir said...

Either way it's a scam.

I'd almost rather pay my money to a scammer, at least it's free enterprise and not gov't extortion.