Senate Reviews Sales Practices For Private Medicare

Law360, New York (May 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. Senate committee has begun to investigate questionable sales tactics used by insurance agents in at least 39 U.S. states for private Medicare plans.

In certain cases, these agents allegedly enrolled people who were dead or mentally ill, pretended to be Medicare representatives, and pilfered through federal documents to find personal information, according to interviews and data released to Congress.

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing Wednesday to take a look at possible abuses by insurance agents promoting Medicare Advantage plans....
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