The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Consumer Alert

A message from the National Family Caregivers Association: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently become aware of a website that has the appearance of being an official government website for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.

This new website – http: / /preexistingconditioninsuranceplan. com/ – is not maintained by any government programs and consumers are strongly urged not to submit any personal information requested by this website under the assumption that it is a government website.

CMS is taking the appropriate steps to protect consumers from being misled.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan made available through the Affordable Care Act makes health insurance available to people who have had a problem getting insurance due to a pre-existing condition.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan:

  • Covers a broad range of health benefits, including primary and specialty care, hospital care, and prescription drugs.
  • Does not charge you a higher premium just because of your medical condition.
  • Does not base eligibility on income.
Individuals interested in the new federally backed pre-existing condition insurance program should visit: http://www.pcip.gov/ or call 866-717-5826.
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