7/26/2018 12:42:25 PM
For Immediate Release
SAINT PAUL – The Minnesota Commerce Department is warning Minnesotans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Premier Health Plan, which earlier this year discontinued all of its health insurance products in Minnesota and nationwide. including Medicare Advantage plans.
Consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls pretending to sell Premier Health Plan insurance. Some consumers have also received “premium” invoices in the mail or found unauthorized charges on their bank accounts.
As part of the phone scam, consumers who receive an automated call and express interest in buying health insurance are routed to a person who asks for their bank account information.
The fraudulent bills that consumers are receiving in the mail appear to be on Premier Health Plan letterhead, while the unauthorized charges on bank account statements show up as “Premier Heal.”
To avoid being the victim of an insurance fraud scam, the Minnesota Commerce Department offers these tips:
If you have been contacted about buying Premier Health Plan insurance or any other suspicious insurance offer, contact the Commerce Department’s Consumer Services Center by email at email@example.com or by phone at 651-539-1600 or 800-657-3602 (Greater Minnesota).
Director of Communications
Minnesota Department of Commerce
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