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October 25, 2021 General Interest

6 Examples of Medicare Marketing Violations


Unlike Original Medicare, Medicare Part C and Part D are administered, marketed, and sold by private insurance companies. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have guidelines for marketing Medicare Part C and Part D insurance that protect beneficiaries from manipulative and deceptive sales and enrollment tactics. Plan sponsors and their representatives, including agents and brokers, must follow strict guidelines when they wish to market to beneficiaries. A fundamental principle is that marketing cannot be conducted under the guise of education.

To report suspected Medicare marketing violations or enrollment fraud, contact the Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol by calling (888) 818-2611.