Okla. governor urges residents to avoid scams

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin is warning Oklahomans to be wary of scams as the new federal online insurance marketplace opens for business on Tuesday.

Fallin says as the new marketplace, or federal exchange, opens for business, residents should be careful to protect their personal information and beware of fraud. She urged Oklahomans to keep a record of names of people who assist them with purchasing health insurance on the exchange.

Beginning Tuesday, Oklahomans who don't have access to health insurance through their work will be able to purchase policies on the new Health Insurance Marketplace. For those who earn up to four times the federal poverty level, or about $94,000 for a family of four, tax credits will be available to offset the cost.

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