Monday, September 19, 2016

Medicare Marketing Rules

Many people are not aware that there are marketing rules surrounding Medicare.  The state of Ohio protects Medicare recipients and there are several things that agents are forbidden from doing:

1) No door to door solicitations are allowed.
2) No e-mails are allowed without written permission of the Medicare recipient
3) No marketing phone calls are allowed.
4) Marketing letters are allowed but no follow up phone calls to see if the letter was received are allowed.

These rules apply in Ohio, regardless of the product being marketed. This means that even if someone is only calling about a Medicare Supplement product, the call is not allowed by Ohio marketing rules.

If you have been receiving these times of calls, you can file a consumer complaint with the Ohio Department of Insurance.  Filing a complaint is the best way to stop these marketing practices.

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