Protecting Against Fraud and Identity Theft
Froment advises Ohioans to be aware of predatory sales practices during open enrollment. The Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will be present at Check- Up Day events to encourage Medicare recipients to protect their Medicare card and explain how to avoid fraudulent behavior. Consumers that suspect wrongdoing should call the department’s Fraud and Enforcement hotline at 1-800-686-1527 or the SMP at 1-800-488-6070.
Those unable to attend a Medicare Check-Up Day event can contact OSHIIP at 1-800-686- 1578, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1- 800-633-4227), 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Information including specific plan details is available at www.medicare.gov.
To view a complete listing of Medicare Check-Up Day events, visit OSHIIP’s Medicare Check- Up and Annual Enrollment page at www.insurance.ohio.gov/Consumer/OSHIIP/SitePages/CheckUpDays.aspx.