The ink is barely dry on the new federal health insurance law and scammers are already using this new law to con consumers into buying phony health policies.
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (bbb.org) warns consumers scammers have been calling and going door to door, claiming that there is a limited enrollment period for the federal health insurance and urge consumers to buy quickly.
It will be four years before expanded coverage is available under the new law, and it’s very unlikely that it would be sold door-to-door at that time.
The BBB of Eastern North Carolina advised consumers to verify if that insurance agent is licensed to do business in North Carolina by calling the Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-800-546-5664 or through the insurance department website: http://www.ncdoi.com/.
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