New York Public Awareness Campaign

Promises of Guaranteed Coverage, Reduced Copays, and Unlimited Coverage were too good to be true... and they were!

NYC Awareness

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Beware of the Insurance Snatchers. They're offering healthcare coverage through the mail, phone and over the internet in hopes of taking over your accounts and maybe even your identity. It's more important than ever for consumers to be informed and make good choices when it comes to health insurance. The Insurance Snatchers 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 health insurance card like 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 that you received the treatments listed.
  • Beware of "free" offers – they're often schemes to bill you and your insurance for treatments you didn't receive.
  • Be careful when providing your Social Security number, credit card numbers or any other personal information.
  • Most importantly, report any suspicious activity to your insurance company, and always ask questions and get answers.
This message brought to you by:

National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 600
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
Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
To report fraud call, 1.800.378.8024
Email: SpecialInvestigationsUnitExcellus@Excellus.com
Or complete an online form: click here

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

Oscar Insurance Corporation
To report fraud, call 1.844.392.7589
or e-mail: Fraud@hioscar.com

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 Healthcare
To report fraud, call 1.800.378.8024
Or complete an online form: click here

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