The Centers for medicare and Medicaid Services issues consumer alert
October 12, 2011
Website Warned on Suggesting Linkage to Government Agency – Could Mislead Consumers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently become aware of a website that has the appearance of being an official government website for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
This new website - http://preexistingconditioninsuranceplan.com - is not maintained by any government programs and consumers are strongly urged not to submit any personal information requested by this website under the assumption that it is a government website.
CMS is taking the appropriate steps to protect consumers from being misled.
The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan made available through the Affordable Care Act makes health insurance available to people who have had a problem getting insurance due to a pre-existing condition.
The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan:
- Covers a broad range of health benefits, including primary and specialty care, hospital care, and prescription drugs.
- Does not charge you a higher premium just because of your medical condition.
- Does not base eligibility on income.
Individuals interested in this new federally backed program should visit: http://www.insurance.illinois.gov/ipxp or call 866-717-5826.