FWA (PHE)- Phone scam targets New Yorkers enrolled in Medicaid amid renewal push. What to know

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David Robinson

New York State Team



Authorities warned Friday of a new telephone scam targeting New Yorkers enrolled in Medicaid and other related government health plans.

The scammers are deceptively calling people and asking them to pay hundreds of dollars to maintain their health insurance through Medicaid and related programs, said Attorney General Letitia James and Acting Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald.

The truth is that there is no charge or fee to renew your health insurance in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan. 


The scheme aims to capitalize on the monumental state and federal effort underway to renew Medicaid or related coverage for millions of New Yorkers after pandemic-era measures expired. The renewal process paused during the pandemic but recently restarted. The renewal reviews will continue through spring 2024.


From <https://www.lohud.com/story/news/2023/05/15/medicaid-renewal-phone-scam-targeting-new-yorkers-what-to-know/70212823007/>