Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid healthcare scams

BBB warns of healthcare scams
BBB warns of healthcare scams(WGEM)
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 5:09 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2021 at 8:26 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - When it’s open enrollment time for health insurance it’s also open season for scammers.

The deadline for getting coverage through the Affordable Care Act is December 15 at midnight for coverage starting January 1.

It’s important to know who’s legitimate and who’s not. The Better Business Bureau shares some tips to keep your information safe.

“What we find there’s a lot of government and past a lot of the scammers pretending to be government agencies, from Medicare, or from the Affordable Care Act. And all they want to do is try to confuse you and mislead you. And again, the bottom line, they’re only after your information,” said Leslie Blackwell, from the Western Virginia Better Business Bureau.

You can also check the Better Business Bureau’s website to make sure an offer is legitimate.

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