Special open enrollment period through healthcare.gov still available, scammers working in the shadows

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In fewer than two years the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how our society and institutions operate, including the open enrollment periods for healthcare through Medicaid and Healthcare.gov. While the special period ended for Medicaid earlier this month, you can still purchase health insurance through Healthcare.gov until Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Stephanie Garland of the Better Business Bureau in Springfield, (Missouri) says that scammers are looking to take advantage of first-time enrollees. “So whenever somebody’s saying that they’re calling you, they’re emailing you they’re at your door and they say that they’re with Medicare. Or they’re with the affordable care act, ACA uh, realize please that people representing the real Medicare or ACA plans, they won’t contact you by phone, email, or in-person unless you’ve already enrolled.” Again, that healthcare.gov special enrollment period ends Saturday, January 15, 2022.

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