FTC cracks down on ‘Obamacare’ spammers

As most of us know, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare,” didn’t go as smoothly as people might have hoped. Along with the website issues, there was some confusion about what was required of consumers and when. Spammers took advantage of that confusion to scare people into clicking links they probably…

Don’t get ‘Obamascared’ into paying scam artists

Scammers are taking advantage of the early buzz over Obamacare to sow confusion and rip off unwary consumers. Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance reform program (officially known as the Affordable Care Act) begins on Oct. 1. BBB would like you to get the real scoop and avoid getting tricked! Fraud.org talks about several different types…

Tips for buying health insurance

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld one of the most controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare — the individual mandate. That mandate states that every American must buy health insurance, or pay a fine. There are exceptions, most notably for those that would pay more than 8 percent of…