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Health Care Reform: Preventing Marketplace Fraud

Starting October 1, 2013, you can apply for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, but it’s important to take steps to ensure that you don’t become a victim of fraud. Follow these guidelines to prevent fraud while enrolling.

Be informed.

Protect your private health care and financial information.

A few simple things can protect you from fraud, while getting you the coverage you need.


Ask questions and verify the answers you get. 

Report Anything Suspicious
If you suspect fraud, report it! Call the Health Insurance Marketplace consumer call center at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. Or contact local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies or your state department of insurance. If you suspect identity theft, or feel like you gave your personal information to someone you shouldn’t have, call your local police department and the Federal Trade Commission’s ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338. TTY users should call 1-866-653-4261. Visit to learn more about identity theft.

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