Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products.
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As part of the telephone scam, consumers interested in purchasing health insurance are routed to an individual who asks for their bank account information.
Those not interested in receiving future calls are referred to Premier Health Plan’s actual website or are told to call Premier Health Plan’s actual member call center. Those who have received bills have indicated the invoice is generated on what appears to be Premier Health Plan letterhead. The unauthorized charges identified on bank account statements have shown up as “Premier Heal.”
To avoid being the victim of an insurance fraud scam, Froment recommends the following:
• Don’t answer calls from an unknown number or pay an invoice from a company you don’t recall having an insurance policy with.
• If you receive an automated call, don’t say anything and hang up.
• If you answered a call that you believed was a scam, write the number down and report it to the proper authorities.
• Never give personal or financial information to someone over the phone.
• Review bank account and credit card statements monthly and report unauthorized charges to your financial institution.
If you’ve been contacted about purchasing Premier Health Plan insurance, call the Ohio Department of Insurance at 1-800-686-1527 or submit information on the department’s website at www.insurance.ohio.gov.