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Misleading Medicare mail out targeting seniors

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Local senior citizens need to be on the lookout for a post card showing up in mailboxes with misleading information about medicare.

The postcard is titled "Important: Projected Medicare Changes."

The State Department of Human Services wants you to know the cards are sent by private insurance salespeople and aren't endorsed by Medicare.

The SOWEGA Council on Aging wants seniors to be vigilant.

"They just try all the time to get information and this card is going to look like it's from the government, but it's not. They get that information from you and they make calls and come to your house," said Kay Hind with SOWEAG Council on Aging.

Seniors who have questions about Medicare Part C and D changes can attend an informational meeting Saturday from 9 to 1 at Darton College sponsored by the GeorgiaCares Program.

Experts will be there to answer questions about open enrollment.


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