Des Moines, Iowa – June 5, 2023 – The Iowa Department of Insurance and Financial Services is launching the Lucha Antifraude campaign, a Spanish-language comprehensive initiative aimed at combating fraud within the Spanish-speaking community. This Lucha Antifraude campaign, based on
There are specific marketing guidelines that Medicare Advantage plans and agents selling these plans must follow. These guidelines are set by Medicare. It’s important to know these, so you can protect your personal information and finances. People selling these plans
Imagine this. You receive a call from your grandchild. He or she expresses some sort of trouble that requires money urgently. They feel embarrassed and ask you to not tell their parents. The only problem with this is that it’s
Guarding your Medicare card is essential to preventing Medicare fraud. In fact, it is the single most important thing you can do! This is because your Medicare card lists your Medicare number. And like your Social Security number, your Medicare
Luck is fickle. While there are many legitimate lotteries and sweepstakes, there are many others that are actually scammers’ way of stealing from you. In fact, according to AARP, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 148,000 reports of
By Al Perales, Iowa Attorney General’s Office Investigator Loneliness and sadness were side effects of quarantining during the pandemic. For those who were single and living alone — especially older Iowans who were widowed — it was an even
You’re Invited: 2021 Iowa Fraud Fighters Forums By Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner We are excited to welcome Iowans to the Iowa Department of Insurance and Financial Services’s upcoming Iowa Fraud Fighters forums being held across the state this summer.
By Sonya Sellmeyer, IID Consumer Advocacy Officer Why are some people more vulnerable to fraud than others? We know from studies that the regression of cognitive function in older adults makes this population more apt to be victimized by scammers.
by Kristin Griffith, Director, SHIIP/SMP We applaud older Iowans for being diligent in your efforts to protect your health during these isolating times of a pandemic. It’s been a long year, and we are so happy you now have the
Iowa Fraud Fighters Program Is Here for You By Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner It is inevitable that as we age, we may start to lose some of our cognitive thinking abilities. Research has shown that one of the first