Medicare beneficiaries need to be extra alert these days. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reports that new scams are popping up around the United States. The con artists are taking advantage of confusion caused by the new Medicare cards. Here’s what Medicare recipients need to know to stay safe.
An average of around 38 million individuals are enrolled in original Medicare each month according to the CMS Medicare Enrollment Dashboard. Including Medicare Advantage and other health plans, that figure jumps to around 57 million. As such a large program, it’s no wonder Medicare is the target of a variety of scams and fraudulent practices.
Topics: Medicare scams