Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Health Insurance

Beware of phone calls from “Becky with Medicare” scam

SHIBA News Flash — May 25, 2021 Beware of phone calls from “Becky with Medicare” scam We’re getting reports from AARP Washington that over 600,000 robocalls were recently made to Washington state residents from “Becky with Medicare.” Call recipients are asked to “press 1 to speak to a representative.” The representative then attempts to collect information to send out genetic/DNA …

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COVID-19 funeral expense benefit and associated scams

From SHIBA COVID-19 funeral expense benefit and associated scams If you lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA, toll-free …

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Kreidler sets record straight on vaccines and life insurance

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner: March 18, 2021 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued a consumer alert today to set the record straight about vaccines affecting life insurance policies and payouts. “I encourage all people in Washington state to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible and can find an appointment,” said Kreidler. …

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SHIBA NewsFlash 2-23-2021

CMS survey is not a scam The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducts an ongoing Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). CMS contracts with NORC at the University of Chicago, a respected social science research organization, to conduct the MCBS survey. So in the coming weeks if you’re contacted by mail to complete the survey, please know that this …

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