2005 Consumer Alerts

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2005 Consumer Alerts

November

Consumer Alert - New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

The federal government enacted a new Medicare Prescription Drug coverage benefit for Medicare beneficiaries. Private insurance companies, whose plans have been approved by Medicare, will sell Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (also called PDPs). Everyone with Medicare is eligible to enroll in a PDP, regardless of income or assets.

September

Consumer Alert - Protecting Small Businesses from Fraudulent Health Plans

At a time when many people are struggling to keep up with rising healthcare costs, another,
more costly concern in the form of fraudulent health insurance plans is thriving by victimizing
small businesses.

September

Consumer Alert - Be Careful when Purchasing a Discount Health Card

With health care premiums on the rise, many Americans are searching for more affordable health
insurance. There has been an increase in discount health plans being marketed. It is important to know the difference between health insurance and discount health cards and to be able to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent discount cards.

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