LAS VEGAS -- Federal and state authorities are going after people scamming those without health insurance. The Nevada Division of Insurance, Federal Trade Commission and Law Enforcement agencies have filed many lawsuits in hopes of stopping these bogus medical discount scams.
"I have zero tolerance for those individuals who would seek to defraud Nevadans already suffering through tough economic times," Nevada Insurance Commissioner Brett J. Barratt said.
"While legitimate, licensed Medical Discount Plans can be helpful to many who find themselves without insurance, sham programs like the ones targeted in our sweep can leave consumers holding the bag when the time comes for them to file a claim."
The Nevada Division of Insurance has issued Cease and Desist Orders to the following entities: Healthcare America Association Benefits Marketing, Healthcare America, American Trade Association, Inc., Serve America Assurance LTD Co., and Diane Breuer.
Consumers are reminded when shopping for a medical discount plan or insurance, it's recommended to check on the company before handing over any money. You can do so by visiting the following websites: