New York Public Awareness Campaign

NYC Awareness They Used Every Trick in the book - Guaranteed Coverage, Reduced Copays, Unlimited Coverage.

They're the Scammers - offering health insurance over the Internet, through pop-up ads or over the phone. With the passage of health care reform, including the New York Health Benefit Exchange, it's more important than ever for consumers to be informed and make good choices. The Scammers make coverage more expensive for everybody. So be wary.

And if you already have insurance, through your employer, the government or purchased on your own, follow these common sense rules to avoid being a victim of insurance fraud:

  • Protect your insurance card as you would a credit card.
  • Read your policy and Explanation of Benefits statements. Make sure you were at the doctor on the dates listed and you received the treatments listed.
  • Beware of "free" offers. These are often fraudulent schemes to bill you and your insurance for treatments you never received.
  • Be careful when providing your Social Security number, credit card numbers and other personal information.
  • Most importantly, report any suspicious activity to your insurance company. Always ask questions and get answers.
This message brought to you by:

National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1120
Washington, DC 20005
www.nhcaa.org

New York Health Plan Association Council
90 State Street, Suite 825
Albany, NY 12207-1717
www.nyhpa.org

AETNA
To report fraud, call 1.800.338.6361
or e-mail:
aetnasiu@aetna.com

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc.
To report fraud, call 1.800.280.6885
or e-mail:
specialinvestigationsunit@cdphp.com

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
To report fraud, call 1.800.35 Chubb (1.800.352.4822)

CIGNA
To report fraud, call 1.800.667.7145
or e-mail:
specialinvestigations@cigna.com

Eastern Vision Service Plan (VSP)
To report fraud, call 1.800.877.7236
or e-mail: contactSIU@VSP.com

EmblemHealth
To report fraud, call 1.888.4KO.FRAUD (1.888.456.3728)
or e-mail: kofraud@emblemhealth.com

Empire BlueCross BlueShield
To report fraud, call 1.800.IC.FRAUD (1.800.423.7283)
or e-mail: icfraud@empireblue.com

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
To report fraud, call 1.877.800.0910
Rochester Region: 1.800.378.8024
Central NY Region: 1.800.219.8943
Utica Region: 1.800.925.9154
or complete an online form: click

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
To report fraud, call 1.800.477.5908
or complete an online form: click

HealthPlus, an Amerigroup Company
To report fraud, call 1.877.660.7890
or e-mail: corpinvest@amerigroupcorp.com  
or complete an online waste, fraud & abuse response form: click here.

HM Life Insurance Company of New York
To report fraud, call 1.888.842.5699
or complete an online form: click

Independent Health
To report fraud, call 1.800.655.1182
or complete an online form: click

MetroPlus Health Plan
To report fraud, call 1.800.303.9626

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
To report fraud, call 1.800.936.9396
or e-mail: special.investigations@mutualofomaha.com

MVP Health Care
To report fraud, call 1.877.TELL.MVP (1.877.835.5687)
or complete an online form: click

Oxford Health Insurance, Inc.
To report fraud, call 1.866.242.7727
or visit https://www.oxhp.com/main/fraud.html

Oxford Health Plans (NY), Inc.
To report fraud, call 1.866.242.7727
or visit: https://www.oxhp.com/main/fraud.html

Principal Financial Group
To report fraud, call 1.800.642.3788
or complete and unethical or fraudulent activity reporting form: click

UniCare, a WellPoint Inc. company

Unimerica Life Insurance Company of New York, Inc.
To report fraud, call 1.866.242.7727

United Concordia Companies, Inc.
To report fraud, call 1.877.968.7455
or complete and online fraud complaint form: click

United HealthCare Insurance Company of New York
To report fraud, call 1.866.242.7727

United Healthcare of New York, Inc.
To report fraud, call 1.866.242.7727

Univera Community Health
To report fraud, call 1.800.378.8024
or visit: http://www.univeracommunityhealth.org/fraud.html

Univera Healthcare
To report fraud, call 1.800.378.8024
or visit: http://www.univeracommunityhealth.org/fraud.html

Vision Service Plan (VSP)
To report fraud, call 1.800.877.7236
or e-mail: contactSIU@VSP.com