By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Just like an annual check-up at your doctor is important for your physical health, an
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division May is Older Americans Month. We can all celebrate by helping ensure the older Americans
Guarding your Medicare card is essential to preventing Medicare fraud. In fact, it is the single most important thing you can do! This is because your Medicare card lists your Medicare number. And like your Social Security number, your Medicare
Luck is fickle. While there are many legitimate lotteries and sweepstakes, there are many others that are actually scammers’ way of stealing from you. In fact, according to AARP, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 148,000 reports of
You care about your home, and you put a lot of work into making it a comfortable place to spend your time. But some things are beyond your abilities. Iowa’s spring weather can wreak havoc on your home. From hailstorms
Avoid COVID-19 Scams With COVID-19 unfortunately still a part of our lives, so are the multitude of scams created to benefit from the virus. We’re here to provide the information you need to avoid COVID-19 scams. Look out for these
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act began providing health insurance balance billing and surprise billing protections for consumers. Balance billing occurs when a provider bills the consumer for the difference between
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Teaching a child good savings habits is essential for any financial foundation as an adult. Despite that, T. Rowe Price’s 11th annual kids and money survey from 2019 found nearly half of parents
By Kristin Griffith, Director, SHIIP/SMP Reviewing your health care statements for accuracy is one of the best ways to detect suspected fraud or errors related to your health care. Your first question is likely what statements to review. The answer.
Many kind, generous people are looking for ways to help the people suffering in Ukraine. Sadly, there are also many people taking advantage of that generosity and good will in order to line their pockets. According to Newsweek.com, many fake.
By Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner We are excited to announce the Iowa Insurance Division’s upcoming Iowa Fraud Fighters forums across the state this summer. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 60 and older fall victim to fraud each year. Con
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Iowa’s recent devastating tornadoes remind us to review our insurance policies to ensure we have proper insurance coverage on our autos, homes and their contents. Damage caused by a