Skip to comments.California health exchange shares data without permission
Posted on 12/07/2013 6:09:05 PM PST by Libloather
LOS ANGELES The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.
The consumers in question had gone online to research insurance options but didn't ask to be contacted, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Officials with Covered California, the exchange set up in response to the federal health law, said they began providing names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses if available this week in a pilot program. They said they thought it would help people meet a Dec. 23 deadline to have health insurance in place by Jan. 1.
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Sue the heck out of 'em.
I went online looking for private insurance on Thursday.
What appeared to be a clearing house for public health insurance policies, was also a portal to Obamacare.
I put in some contact information. I wasn’t looking for Obamacare. I just wanted to see what I could come up with as a single person looking for coverage from traditional firms.
Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.
That’s actually scary. Big Brother and all that.
They are doing the same thing on some of those car insurance comparison websites.
“Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.”
That’s where the money went—programming who knows what that they’re keeping secret.
we keep a phone with it’s own number specifically for those situations.
We never answer the phone, everyone who calls can leave a message.
I chose which calls I return.
We use that number for all questionable sites.
All on the CA lists will soon get spam emails from every scammer on earth and tons of junk mail. Just one person working in one insurance office needs to sell the lists as they come in to trigger the deluge.
That tells me that the website fiasco was deliberate.
All they are interested in is collecting personal information.
Obamacare is basically a contact list for the DNC.
Did you ask the agent how he got your number?
“Within thirty seconds after I put my phone number in, an agent was calling me unsolicited.
That would have tipped me right over the edge.
And so it begins.
1. “Directly contact individual consumers about enrolling in a Marketplace plan only if theyve asked you to — or if theyve contacted you first. That means no phone calls, emails, letters, and social media messages without a consumers permission”.
Quoted from the Marketplace .gov website. Their own rules and guidance, link below. Look for “Tips for Assisters..”
There you go...
Not a bad idea...
Wouldn’t be surprised...
Yes. I asked and he said, “A while back you were looking for some health insurance information.” I said, “Yeah, a while back like thirty seconds ago?” He said, “Well..., yes.” I said, “Look, I just came to the site and I haven’t even been able to look at what is provided enough for me to be ready to discuss issues with you yet.”
During our conversation he admitted the Obamacare site was down again, and he wasn’t too happy about it. It’s evidently a big pain in the posterior for him.
This has been a very unsettling year for me. I have just come to the place where I take it in stride for the time being. I can’t afford to get upset and go postal on everyone that rubs me the wrong way right now.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
I would like to know how the state selected agents for these calls. I and about 13,000 other agents in the state would be most interested in filing a complaint.
Heh. I use my old land line for that.
Never answer. They’ll leave a message if it’s important.
It’s my choice to call them back or not.
If that were Medicare they would go to jail. The CMS allows this?
This is the same for sales of Medicare plans.
Obamacare/Dumbocare/Demwitcare/Zerocare probably has an indemnification clause to exempt privacy violators from prosecution.
Thanks Libloather, additional,
Thanks for the reply. Looks like they are getting more aggressive. They need to. Closing date isn’t that far away.
I’d love to know the number of folks who are completely signed up and ready to make their first payment on Jan 2, 2014.
Maybe there are none?
Wouldn’t that be a hoot...
Yes, I use my old land line.
It’s made life simpler. I get very few junk calls on my cell, one or two a month.
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