Holland warns of Okla. Medicare scam

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland is warning seniors to be on the lookout for scam artists who may try to take advantage of a Medicare rebate program.

Holland and officials of AARP Oklahoma issued the warning Thursday. It involves $250 rebate checks that as many as 250,000 Oklahomans will receive.

The checks are being distributed by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services to about four million seniors nationwide
who fall into what's known as a "doughnut hole" coverage gap.

Holland says reports have surfaced of scammers offering to help
Medicare recipients receive the rebates. But she says qualified
recipients will automatically receive their checks and do not have
to fill out any forms. The checks will be sent out after recipients reach the coverage gap.

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