The growing number of consumers who have contracted health insurance has caused the proliferation of fraudulent health insurance providers. These providers often target new retirees, seniors, and small business owners, who cannot negotiate better rates with legitimate insurers. Be very careful before investing in health policy. Read on to get an idea of the 3 ways your health insurance company can scam you.
1. Failure to pay claims
Typically, fraudulent health insurance agents quickly recruit a considerable number of people offering them lucrative offers. These insurance companies continue to pay low premiums and medical claims, but if there is high demand or if regulators do, these illegal companies disappear as if they had never existed.
Be careful if you receive late payments or if your service provider offers a false apology for not making payments. If you have subscribed to these illegal plans, you may also be responsible for your employees’ medical bills.
2. Health plans without a license.
If the company from which you purchased your health insurance policy is not authorized by the State Insurance Commissioner, you may have problems. If all protections in insurance regulations do not apply to your service provider, the company may be false. In this case, your service provider scams you by selling unlicensed health plans.
Insurance agents are not authorized to sell legitimate ERISA or union plans, as federal law governs them. So, if your insurance agent is trying to trick you into selling an ERISA or union plan, report it to your insurance department.
3. Unusual coverage offered at lower rates
If you have unusual coverage, regardless of your condition, at a lower rate and with much higher benefits than other insurers, now is the time to panic. Do not be fooled by the lucrative offer, otherwise, you can be taken for a walk. The purpose of the “scammers” is to collect huge amounts as soon as possible. They try to sell a maximum of policies at attractive prices.