HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy
"Our state health centers provide services to uninsured or underinsured Pennsylvanians," Secretary Murphy said. "The Department of Health does not offer an insurance program, nor does it collect insurance information from residents receiving services. If you are receiving a call from the Department of Health about health insurance, please know that this is a scam and hang up."
"Consumers should always be wary if they are solicited about any type of insurance," said Commissioner Miller. "If you are contacted about buying insurance or changing your plan, contact your agent or insurance company before making any decisions. You can also contact our Department of Consumer Services at 1-877-881-6388 or online at www.insurance.pa.gov if you have questions or a concerns about a product being sold."
State health centers are receiving calls from individuals nationwide who have been contacted to switch their health insurance plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Health plan.
For tips on protecting yourself from medical identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission. Information about state health centers is available at www.health.pa.gov. For information about getting health insurance in Pennsylvania, visit www.insurance.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACTS: April Hutcheson, Health, 717-787-1783, or RA-DHPressOffice@pa.gov Ron Ruman, Insurance, 717-787-3289, or RA-IN-Press@pa.gov
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health; Pennsylvania Insurance Department
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