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Obamacare navigators or posers could put people at risk of fraud

Special to SEGAZINE

The chairman of a Senate committee examining fraud warned today that Obamacare navigators or people posing as them could make Georgians vulnerable to identity theft.

Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, met with reporters before holding a hearing on fraud risks.

He said he’s already heard reports of 200,000 individuals’ personal information being accidentally released in the first day of the Obamacare exchanges and that safeguards are not in place to screen the criminal backgrounds of legitimate navigators.

He warned against giving any personal information to someone calling or visiting door-to-door claiming to be a navigator.

Navigators are the people with state and federal training about private and public health-insurance plans.

via Obamacare navigators or posers could put people at risk of fraud, Georgia senator warns | jacksonville.com.

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