Senate Reveals Deceptive Marketing Practices
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden revealed new information about an increase in deceptive marketing practices targeting seniors with Medicare Advantage plans. The report exposes numerous tactics used by insurance companies, brokers, and third-party marketers to push seniors to sign up for their plans, including deceptive mail advertisements, misleading claims about increasing Social Security benefits, aggressive in-person marketing tactics, and enrolling beneficiaries, particularly those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, in a new plan without their consent. Read a press release, which includes a link to the report, from the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
More information about Medicare Advantage advertisement complaints can be found in a story from Healthcare Finance.
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