April 20, 2014
Attorney General Brian Sandoval is warning
elderly Nevadans about the potential for fraud in solicitations to
sign up for a new Medicare prescription drug program.
Starting January first, Nevada Medicare recipients can choose
between traditional Medicare prescription drug coverage or a
Medicare Advantage plan that may offer drug coverage and other
benefits. Representatives for the new Medicare prescription drug
plans were allowed to start their marketing on October first.
In Nevada, 17 companies are approved to offer stand-alone
prescription drug plans. Six organizations are approved to offer
prescription drug benefits through Medicare Advantage plans.
Sandoval says the concern is that fraudulent companies may take
advantage of the confusing nature of the plans, and trick seniors
into giving out personal information or signing up for nonexistent