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Medicaid enrollment scams: Tips and services to avoid them


The Federal Trade Commission on Monday released a statement about Medicaid scams and what those who need to reenroll with the state can do to avoid them.

During the pandemic, states had to keep people enrolled in Medicaid. With the national public health emergency related to COVID-19 ending earlier in May, people will have to reenroll in their state’s program. Those people may be susceptible to scams. 

According to the FTC, you may get a call, text or email from your state Medicaid agency to renew your enrollment but Medicaid won't charge you to renew to enroll. The real program won't ask for money or personal information like credit cards or bank numbers.

The Central Missouri Action Center offers a healthcare advocate program.

The program allows members to sit down with licensed healthcare advocates for one-on-one enrollment assistance, and post enrollment assistance with using your health coverage. All the healthcare advocate services provided by CMCA are free of charge.

Those who think they may have been scammed can report it to the FTC.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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