NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (10/1/13)--This month, millions of consumers will begin shopping for health plans using the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) federal and state-based health exchanges. Unfortunately, scammers looking to get hold of consumers' personal information also will be out in full force (Bankrate.com Sept. 19).
The Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., already has spotted several scams (CNNMoney Sept. 19):
If you're shopping for health insurance using an exchange, use this advice to safeguard your identity:
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