Sunday, May 9, 2021

Health Insurance

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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Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) deeply appreciates the diligent efforts of Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his staff, who yesterday secured a court order  against Health Insurance Team, Seattle-based insurance brokers, for imitating our Washington Healthplanfinder website in a deceptive manner. The court order legally requires that the brokers stop their use of domain names and branding that are similar to our official, state-based health …

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