How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams
Posted by Medavie Blue Cross on March 17, 2022
We spend a lot of time in front of screens these days, but we don’t always know who is on the other side.
As we've grown more reliant on digital services and mobile devices for everything from shopping to banking, our exposure to online crime has also increased.
Fraudsters and scammers are always looking for ways to take advantage of a crisis or event that raises fears and anxieties. During the pandemic, fraudsters and scammers were quick to adapt their methods and find new ways to prey on vulnerable Canadians and cheat them out of their hard-earned money.
At Medavie Blue Cross, our focus is on protecting benefit plans from health insurance fraud. This type of fraud can involve submitting false, deceiving or misleading information for the purpose of financial gain. Making a fraudulent claim is a serious crime that hurts everyone. The financial losses from health insurance fraud can result in higher premiums and decreased coverage for plan members and their families and even job layoffs in cases of large-scale fraud. We all have a role to play in fighting fraud. Visit our top tips to help protect your plans from fraud.
Fraud Prevention Month in March reminds us of the importance to recognize, reject and report fraud.
Medavie Blue Cross has a tool to help address and prevent health care fraud and abuse and ensure ethical behaviour in all our dealings. The Medavie Blue Cross Fraud and Ethics Reporting Service. System empowers everyone to take an active role in preventing or addressing fraudulent or unethical behaviour. The service is quick, safe and easy to use, and completely anonymous. You can file your report through a secure website or by calling toll free at 1-800-661-9675. Professionally trained, bilingual agents are available 24 hours a day to take your calls.