CONSUMER ALERT: New Medicare Prescription Plan Finder Causes Confusion, Increased Out-of-Pocket Costs

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Delaware Insurance Commissioner, Trinidad Navarro, has released a rare consumer alert regarding Medicare’s newly-updated Prescription Plan Finder. Throughout this year’s Medicare open enrollment period, which ends on December 7, the Department of Insurance has received numerous complaints about the tool and anticipated prescription drug costs. The Prescription Plan Finder is used to identify and compare…

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Milford Doctor Indicted for Insurance Fraud

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A Milford Doctor has been indicted by a Sussex County Grand Jury following an investigation by the Department of Insurance’s Fraud Prevention Unit. Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro in a release says the indictment alleges that between August and October of 2017, 42 year old Doctor Jean Laine fraudulently billed two insurance companies for treatments that…

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95,000 Delawareans Impacted by Data Breach

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The Delaware Department of Insurance is warning residents after a data security breach that was suffered by Dominion National, an insurer and administrator of dental and vision insurance benefits. In April, Dominion National discovered that servers containing enrollment data, demographic details and personal information of consumers, plan producers and healthcare providers may have been accessed…

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Public Comment Open on Proposed DE Affordable Care Act Waiver Until June 29

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Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced today that the Delaware Department of Insurance has posted Delaware’s 1332 Waiver Application (the “Application”) for public comment. The period during which members of the public may comment on the proposed Application runs until June 29, 2019. Under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) states may…

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DE Insurance Commissioner – Reporting Storm Damage

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Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has tips for anyone looking for help in reporting storm damage after this morning’s storm – or any other storm throughout this spring and summer.  Here are some things to help you with storm damage to your property. Ensure everyone is safe and it is safe to enter the area…

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