State warns of Medicare-related scheme targeted at seniors

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The N.C. Division of Aging and Adult services recently issued an alert about an official-looking, end-of-year mailing directed to seniors that appears to concern Medicare benefits. According to Debbie Brantley of division of aging, the postcard-size mailing is actually from a private firm that appears to be building lead lists for sellers of insurance products.
Brantly said filling out the mailing and returning it very likely will result in telemarketing calls, visits from sales agents or invitations to estate planning presentations where annuities and other insurance products will be pushed.
– article submitted by David Kirkman