Nevada AG Ford Warns Against Discounted Insurance, Credit Repair Scams
NEVADA (KTNV) – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Insurance, urges Nevadans to remain vigilant as scammers try to take advantage of struggling individuals and businesses during the COVID pandemic -19.
Examples of the latest pandemic-related scams include deceptive discount insurance plans and credit repair scams.
Deceptive Discount Insurance Plans:
With the American Rescue Plan Act, Nevadans have until August 15, 2021 to enroll or change their health plans in the health insurance market known as Nevada Health Link, due to the emergency. COVID-19. Nevada residents buying new plan should know that telemarketers and deceptive websites have been advertising discounted medical and short-term plans, falsely claiming they comply with the Care Act affordable (ACA). Entities contact consumers through robocalls, telemarketing, or deceptive websites that appear legitimate and may have names similar to those of legitimate insurance companies.
âWhen shopping for insurance, stick to the Nevada Health Link website as the first stop,â Attorney General Aaron D. Ford said. “These bogus websites are intentionally confusing, leaving consumers who fall in love with them with unpaid medical bills.”
âLimited health insurance plans have a purpose, but are not intended for long-term use and have gaps in coverage because they are not designed to be comprehensive health insurance, whereas compliant plans at the ACA are, âsaid Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson. âBe vigilant, understand the policy you are subscribing to and contact the division if you have any questions. “
If you receive an unsolicited call from a health insurance company, do not provide any personal information over the phone. Consumers are encouraged to research the difference between limited benefit plans, ACA compliant plans and other types of plans by visiting here.
And to verify that a person, agency or business is approved by the Insurance Division, visit here.