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Medicare Enrollment Scams

With the Medicare enrollment underway until December 7th there are a variety of scams targeting senior citizens. Michelle Reinen is the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection for the State of Wisconsin. She says if you are called by someone saying they are with Medicare hang up, because the program has no sales representatives making calls or going door-to-door. She also emphasizes you will not be bumped from your coverage if you do not have Medicare Advantage or gap coverage or have no prescription drug coverage plan. She also cautions if someone saying they are with Medicare is fishing for personal or financial information you should not give it to them.