(Ivanhoe Newswire) – To protect yourself from any health insurance scams when the Affordable Care Act enrollment starts, insurance experts have some warnings for you.
First, don’t be fooled, the government is not going to call selling you insurance. However, you may be contacted by local providers. Check with your county health department to find out whose in your area.
Number two if someone tells you that you will go to jail for missing the deadline, don’t believe it. However you may face a penalty of close to $300 hundred.
Also, there aren’t any limited time offers. Rates will be stable throughout the enrollment period, from October 1st through March 31st, 2014.
Experts also say be proactive. The exchange is there to help you make an informed decision, so utilize the online tools and choose a plan that is best for you. Also, legitimate insurance assistors will not ask for money or personal information.
For information about plans, go to the official website www.healthcare.gov.