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Old 10-19-2021, 02:47 PM
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I have been getting about 5 phone calls every day from people trying to sell me a Medicare Advantage plan. I thought the new Florida law allowed me to get $500 per call for these illegal calls. Does anyone know how I can get my money? Is the new law doing anything to reduce the calls?

Based on the number of calls I get and the TV ads, there must be a huge profit margin in Medicare advantage plans. My theory is that there is so much fraud in the original Medicare program (Parts A and B) that the private companies who manage the advantage programs (Part C) can reap huge profits by eliminating some of the fraudulent claims that would normally slip through the cracks when processed directly by the Federal Government under original Medicare.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:30 PM
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Good thing we don't know how corrupt advantage programs (Part C) are.
Those insurance co's are paying out what they want and when they want
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:40 PM
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Good thing we don't know how corrupt advantage programs (Part C) are.
Those insurance co's are paying out what they want and when they want
True, but when the Government pays a fraudulent claim filed under original Medicare, the taxpayers automatically get cheated. But, when an advantage plan denies a valid claim, they can be sued. So, at least there is a check and balance system for the advantage plans.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:42 PM
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I have been getting about 5 phone calls every day from people trying to sell me a Medicare Advantage plan. I thought the new Florida law allowed me to get $500 per call for these illegal calls. Does anyone know how I can get my money? Is the new law doing anything to reduce the calls?

Based on the number of calls I get and the TV ads, there must be a huge profit margin in Medicare advantage plans. My theory is that there is so much fraud in the original Medicare program (Parts A and B) that the private companies who manage the advantage programs (Part C) can reap huge profits by eliminating some of the fraudulent claims that would normally slip through the cracks when processed directly by the Federal Government under original Medicare.
Won’t do you no good, they have ways around anything you might collect from phone calls.

If you talking about the Joe Namath add plans, don’t you it free just give them call. O, just try to read the fine print at the bottom when the flash it up for 5 seconds or more. Due to lobbyists that’s their get out of jail free card.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:43 PM
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Cell ( they can use location tracking) or landline which can come from same person just rotating call numbers. Hard to prove you didn’t initiate the calls.
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You mail free app for cell. Nomorobo for landline. Crowd source database of reported spam numbers reduces the spam getting through
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Old 10-19-2021, 06:59 PM
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But, when an advantage plan denies a valid claim, they can be sued.
And you wind up paying for a lawyer.
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Old 10-19-2021, 07:15 PM
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Based on my insurance brokers info.
They ( Medicare insurance providers)get thousands per client signup. This is how they can afford all the advertising etc.
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I have been getting about 5 phone calls every day from people trying to sell me a Medicare Advantage plan. I thought the new Florida law allowed me to get $500 per call for these illegal calls. Does anyone know how I can get my money? Is the new law doing anything to reduce the calls?

Based on the number of calls I get and the TV ads, there must be a huge profit margin in Medicare advantage plans. My theory is that there is so much fraud in the original Medicare program (Parts A and B) that the private companies who manage the advantage programs (Part C) can reap huge profits by eliminating some of the fraudulent claims that would normally slip through the cracks when processed directly by the Federal Government under original Medicare.

I get that many also. I do a block on the number but they must have hundreds of similar numbers they call from...

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This is how I answer most of my spam calls. Hello this is the FBI anti-terrorism unit
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Default That is a great idea.

I get about 20 calls a day. Blocking doesn’t work. Will try your method of stopping it. Thanks.
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Good thing we don't know how corrupt advantage programs (Part C) are.
Those insurance co's are paying out what they want and when they want
I receive my Medicare Advantage Plan through my retirement plan. This through AON HEWITT managing health insurance for our 200,000+ retirees in 50 states.
They provide guidance through online and personnel service. When it’s time to choose a plan I MUST CALL THEM they are forbidden to solicit or sell insurance by direct contact for sales representing approximately 10 different insurance companies also HMO PTO plans.
Everyone should be aware coverages for Medicare supplements/Advantage plans are all the same coverages but premiums will be different
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Old 10-20-2021, 07:46 AM
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I have been getting about 5 phone calls every day from people trying to sell me a Medicare Advantage plan. I thought the new Florida law allowed me to get $500 per call for these illegal calls. Does anyone know how I can get my money? Is the new law doing anything to reduce the calls?

Based on the number of calls I get and the TV ads, there must be a huge profit margin in Medicare advantage plans. My theory is that there is so much fraud in the original Medicare program (Parts A and B) that the private companies who manage the advantage programs (Part C) can reap huge profits by eliminating some of the fraudulent claims that would normally slip through the cracks when processed directly by the Federal Government under original Medicare.
I have been getting calls from a company called Medicare Rewards. I have blocked over 200 numbers from them and told them numerous times to stop calling me. They call from all over the country and sometimes out of the country.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:54 AM
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No! They are HMO plans which your beloved Dr may not be participating in and Government trying to get you to leave Medicare! I will never leave Medicare for an Advantage plan and lose my doctors who do not participate on these plans! Out of pocket is high if you go out of plan! I was on one for a year and never again thank you!
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:11 AM
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I’m not familiar with Android Phones but on IPhones go to setting click phone icon open scroll down to BLOCK UNKNOWN CALLERS. Call notifications will be logged just that phone will not ring this feature can be turned on and off as needed.
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