April 21, 2015
Medicare fraud affects everyone by raising costs, lowering coverage, and making it more difficult to qualify. At Z-West Insurance Group our dedicated and helpful agents and Utah Medicare Advantage experts are teaching our customers and readers how to identify, report, and stop fraud and identity theft.
Here are some things you can do:
- Protect your Medicare and Social Security Numbers like you would your credit cards.
- If someone calls and asks for your Medicare number, Social Security Number, bank or credit card information, HANG UP THE PHONE! Medicare agents will NEVER call or come to your home uninvited to sell Medicare products or ask for this information.
- Be suspicious of anyone offering free medical equipment or services and then requests your Medicare number. It is illegal, and it is not worth it!
- Do not lend your Medicare ID card or your identity.
- Check your Medicare claims for errors. Look at your summary notices and statements as soon as your claims have been processed. You can also check MyMedicare.gov or call (800)-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) for these. The sooner you see and report errors, the sooner we can stop fraud.
- Call 800-MEDICARE to report any suspected fraud.
Learn more about the signs and get tips on reporting and protecting yourself from Medicare fraud and identity theft. Click here or call our specialized Utah Medicare insurance agents today at (888)733-5707.