Results for "medicare"

Advertising for UnitedHealth’s Medicare Plans with AARP’s Logo

December 20th, 2017

In November 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed alleging, among other things, that advertising for UnitedHealth’s Medicare Plans with AARP’s logo and name violates California law, which prohibits advertising for insurance directed at people 65 years and older to include the name and logo of any non-profit or senior organization. The lawsuit was transferred to


Clearlink Insurance Agency

October 30th, 2019

Email thanked consumer for “choosing” Clearlink. There was just one problem: She never did.


Medigap Supplement Health Insurance Policies

September 10th, 2018

In August 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against AARP and UnitedHealth Group for allegedly artificially inflating the charges for Medigap supplemental health insurance policies (which offer extra coverage to Medicare beneficiaries). The complaint alleges that the insurance providers do not disclose that a percentage of the premium consumers pay goes to AARP. In addition,


My Senior Healthcare Partners Air Ambulance Transportation

May 9th, 2018

In May 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the sellers of a Medicare supplement program called My Senior Healthcare Partners for allegedly falsely representing to the elderly that the program provides air ambulance transportation from the Medical Air Services Association (MASA) and that policy holders can name a beneficiary to inherit the benefits when,


Prices for AARP’s Medigap Insurance Policies

March 21st, 2018

In February 2018, class-action lawsuits were filed against AARP and UnitedHealth Group for allegedly charging artificially inflated prices for Medigap supplemental health insurance policies that offer extra coverage to Medicare beneficiaries and failing to disclose that a portion of the insurance premiums is used as a “royalty” payment that goes from UnitedHealth to AARP. Plaintiffs


The Franklin Prosperity Report

October 31st, 2013

Newsmax Media, a website that claims to be a news site, sells newsletter subscriptions and is currently pitching the Franklin Prosperity Report as a way to get “Free Stuff and Great Bargain Adventures for People Over 50.” Newsmax promises to tell subscribers about: – An often overlooked government program that could give you free health


Robocall Medical Alert Systems

July 18th, 2013

The FTC is warning consumers about illegal robocalls that pitch unwanted safety alert systems for older adults. The calls disguise themselves as a local number. If you pick up, the pre-recorded call pitches a “free” safety alert system, or tells you someone ordered a system for you, and encourages you to “press one” to speak


Misleading Drug Marketing Might Just Kill You

January 4th, 2013

Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company that made billions marketing its anemia drug Aranesp for unapproved uses, agreed to pay $762 million to settle off-use marketing charges.



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