SACRAMENTO, CA - As enrollment in Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange kicks off, so, unfortunately, do those looking to steal personal identifying information or your money.
Here's what Covered California recommends to protect yourself:
· Trust certified helpers; be wary of anyone you don't know or trust approaching you with aggressive sales tactics, like demanding payment or offering "limited time specials" or threats of "jail time" if you don't buy insurance.
· Enrollment assistance is always free of charge, so don't give money for enrollment assistance. If you accept assistance, keep a record of who helped you.
· Alert us if you may be a victim of fraud. Immediately contact Covered California at (800) 300-1506 or by email to email@example.com and local law enforcement.
· Get informed by visiting the Covered California website.