Consumer Protection

Avoid ID Theft and Fraud in the New Health Insurance Marketplace

Starting on October 1, 2013 people who don’t have health insurance can buy coverage through the new “marketplaces” created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Con artists follow the news, and even before October they were contacting people asking for money, personal information, or both, supposedly to help them sign up for insurance. Here’s what you need to know to avoid these scams.