▶️ Watch out for Medicare open enrollment scams


Open enrollment for Medicare is happing through December 7. This is the time period for you to make any necessary changes to your plan.

Unfortunately, it’s also a time we see an uptick in Medicare scams. And one big warning sign — is the person contacting you asking you for your personal information.

Drug and health plan carriers can contact you, but they’re not allowed to ask you your personal information. So if somebody is asking for your Medicare, especially your Social Security number, it’s a scam. So don’t give that out,” said Council on Aging of Central Oregon Executive Director Cassie Regimbal.

If you feel you’ve fallen victim to a scam, call the Council on Aging and they will point you in the right direction.

You can watch our Good Morning Central Oregon interview with Regimbal in the video above.

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