Oct 3 2013

Scammers are already trying to trick people who are in need of health insurance through the now active Afordable Care Act Market Exchange.

Check it out.

Government officials will not call you to ask for any personal information such as bank account numbers or Social Security numbers. If someone does, report them to the State Attorney General's Consumer Affairs Division at 800-342-8385 (toll free in Tennessee) or 615-741-4737.

To apply for insurance in the marketplace, go to or call 800-318-2596. Anyone needing assistance understanding their options and selecting the right plan can contact a trained and certified navigator. In Blount and surrounding counties*, you can contact the Knoxville Area Project Access Navigator Program at 865-531-2766. The federally funded Navigator program services are provided free of charge.

Be careful out there.

*According to KAPA, the counties covered by the Knoxville area Navigator program include Knox, Blount, Sevier, Anderson, Roane, Loudoun, Grangier, Cumberland, Jefferson, Union and Montroe counties.

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