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Check Your Health - Preventing Medicaid Fraud
Check Your Health - Preventing Medicaid Fraud
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While Medicaid works through the redetermination process or unwinding process, there are scams people should be on the lookout for. If you have questions or concerns about your Medicare or Medicaid benefits, please contact the local Utah Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP) at 800-541-7735 or Department of Workforce Service at 1-866-435-7414

Medicaid/Medicare scams — common signs to watch for:

  • It’s free to apply for Medicaid. You don’t need to provide a credit card, money, gift cards, prepaid debit card, or cryptocurrency.
  • Medicaid won’t need your Medicare number or your social security number.
  • You never need to pay to continue benefits.
  • If someone threatens you or anyone in your household with legal action, it is likely a scam.
  • If you moved, Medicaid may need to try other methods other than mail to reach you. If you are unsure of a caller, tell them you will call Medicaid directly and use a trusted phone number to do so.
  • Call the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to make sure they have your current information and find out when you need to renew your Medicaid information.

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