Each year, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage between October 15 and December 7, during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Unfortunately for consumers, this period is also open season for Medicare scammers.
Here are some common ploys that Medicare scammers use to try and take advantage of seniors and ways to outsmart them:
- A person contacts you and says you will lose your Medicare coverage if you don’t join their prescription plan. False. Medicare coverage is not tied to the voluntary Medicare Part D prescription plan.