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Does Medicare send representatives to sell Medicare supplemental policy?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Medicare does not send representatives to sell supplemental policies. Supplemental insurance policies such as Medigap are sold by private companies approved by Medicare. You should not be contacted by a representative claiming to be from Medicare offering supplemental policies. If you are, do NOT give out your Medicare card information or any other personal information.

 To buy a Medicare supplemental policy, contact an approved private company or call your State Health Insurance Assistance Program or Medicare at 1-800-633-4227 for a plan finder. If you have been contacted by someone trying to sell you supplemental policies, call 1-800-447-8477 to report the scam or fraud.

 

Medicare never sends representatives to go door-to-door. Nor will program representatives try to sell you a supplemental policy. If you think someone is trying to scam you or steal your Medicare number, contact Medicare.

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