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Good Medicare Rx Coverage Scams to be aware of
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[a id="MedicareRx" name="MedicareRx"> Medicare Rx Coverage Scams
  • If someone says you must join or you'll lose your other Medicare benefits, it's a scam. The Medicare prescription drug benefit is voluntary. It supplements your other Medicare benefits.
  • If someone claims to be calling from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and asks for your bank account, credit card, or life insurance policy numbers, it's a scam. SSA will never ask for that information.
  • It's illegal for companies or organizations marketing Medicare drug plans to come to your door uninvited or to send you unsolicited emails. Companies and organizations can call to promote their drug plans, but it's illegal for them to sign people up during those calls. They must also obey telemarketing laws: it's illegal to…
    • Call before 8 am or after 9 pm
    • Call people whose telephone numbers are on a state or the federal "do not call" registry (with some exceptions)
    • Call people who have asked not to be called again
  • It's illegal to require anyone to join a drug plan in order to get a prize or gift.
  • Only plans approved by Medicare can be marketed as Medicare prescription drug plans. Approved plans will have a seal on their materials with "Medicare Rx" in large letters and "Prescription Drug Coverage" in smaller letters under that.
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