Scams – Coronavirus treatments

FTC & FDA: Warnings sent to sellers of scam Coronavirus treatments March 9, 2020 by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Be on the lookout for scammers taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. Today, we have an update. The FTC and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat …

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications Recently, we launched a new Public Service Announcement campaign as our latest step to caution you about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The videos feature a message from our Commissioner, Andrew Saul. Along with our Office of the Inspector General, we continue to receive reports about fraudulent …

App helps Veterans manage chemotherapy symptoms

“Many positive responses.” “Easy to do.” Posted onTuesday, January 21, 2020 9:50 am Posted in Health, Inside Veterans Health by VAntage Point Contributor 474 views Veterans with cancer who undergo aggressive therapies often endure adverse effects. The worst symptoms usually happen at home following chemotherapy or other treatment. As a result, a team at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in …

At the End of another Successful Medicare Open Enrollment, CMS is Dedicated to Ensuring Seniors are Confident in their Choices

At the End of another Successful Medicare Open Enrollment, CMS is Dedicated to Ensuring Seniors are Confident in their Choices As we start a new year, we know that for many seniors January 1st also signals a fresh start for their Medicare health insurance coverage. Coverage and costs may change, deductibles reset, and those who changed health or drug plans …

CMS offers widespread support for Puerto Rico amid Earthquake

CMS offers widespread support for Puerto Rico amid Earthquakes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced efforts underway to support Puerto Rico in response to recent earthquakes. On January 8, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) in Puerto Rico that is retroactive to December 28, 2019. CMS is working to …

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist to Social Security Phone Scams

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist To Social Security Phone Scams Posted on January 9, 2020 by Tracy Lynge, Acting OIG Communications Director The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of …

Medicare Part D Solicitations

Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is in the news just about every day. If you’re considering signing up for one of the plans being offered, chances are you are gathering lots of information about your drugs, your drug coverage, and the available prescription plan options, and making lists to determine your needs. Unfortunately, not everyone who …

Consumer Alert – Medicare Scams

LANSING, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a consumer alert on 11/22/2019 urging Michigan seniors and their loved ones to be on the lookout for Medicare scams. The alert provides eight tips to avoid becoming a victim of Medicare scams. 1. Never give your Medicare number or other personal information to an unexpected caller or someone …

Open Enrollment: Lower Premiums, More Choices, Easier to Compare

HealthCare.Gov Open Enrollment: Lower Premiums, More Choices, Easier to Compare Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Affordable Care Act, Eligibility & enrollment, Leadership HealthCare.Gov Open Enrollment: Lower Premiums, More Choices, Easier to Compare I’m excited to share the steps we’ve taken to lower premiums, offer more options, and make it easier to compare choices this HealthCare.gov Open …

Prostate Cancer Awareness

CDC Has a New Email Service We recently changed email services; new email will be sent from subscriptions@cdc.gov. If you wish to continue to receive emails from us, please sign up at the Manage your subscription page. Should I Get Tested for Prostate Cancer? Many men wonder if they should get screened for prostate cancer. Each man must decide for …