Consumer Alert: FTC alleges Simple Health sold consumers worthless plans that left people uninsured
Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) wants to make citizens aware of a recent Consumer Alert issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding Simple Health Plans, LLC. According to the release, tens of thousands of consumers who bought medical discount plans from Simple Health Plans, LLC that were deceptively marketed as comprehensive health insurance, and who are still currently paying monthly fees will receive notices informing them that:
1) they do not currently have comprehensive health insurance and if you get sick or have to go to the hospital, you may have to pay almost all of your medical bills, but
2) they can enroll in a comprehensive plan during a special enrollment period.
For further information and helpful links with the FTC, please see the Press Release issued by the FTC.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Order Authorizing Notification to Existing Customers
- Submit a Consumer Complaint to the FTC: www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc
Arizona Department of Insurance Consumer Protection Division
- Visit https://insurance.az.gov/consumers
- Or call the ADOI’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 602-364-2499, or 1-800-325-2548 if calling within Arizona but outside Maricopa County.
The Arizona Department of Insurance is a state agency dedicated to protecting Arizona citizens and businesses by promoting a safe, strong, innovative and competitive insurance marketplace.