Fraud Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2020 Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist to Social Security Phone Scams The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of […]

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New Medicare Plan Finder

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27th, 2019 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Medicare Plan Finder Gets an Upgrade for the First Time in a Decade It’s Now Easier to Compare Coverage Options and Shop for Medicare Health and Drug Plans For the first time in a decade, the Centers […]

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Department Officially Changes Name to the Department of Commerce and Insurance

Name change was a part of the reorganization of Missouri state agencies Jefferson City, Mo– During his January 2019 State of the State address, Governor Mike Parson announced his intention to issue executive orders for the purpose of improving economic and workforce development in Missouri. One of those executive orders called for some shifts to […]

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New grant focuses on providing assistance to at risk populations in 9 rural Missouri counties

Missouri CLAIM will provide a one-stop shop to provide screening and application help for multiple assistance programs Jefferson City, Mo– The Missouri Department of Insurance announced a new grant from the National Council on Aging’s Center for Benefits Access (NCOA). The Benefit Enrollment Center (BEC) Grant provides funding for a twenty month period (January 2019 […]

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February 14, 2019 By Jodie Jackson COLUMBIA, MO. – Scott Miniea is the new executive director of the Primaris Foundation, taking the reins from Carol Beahan, who retired Jan. 30 after a 30-year career with Primaris. Primaris CEO Richard A. Royer made the announcement of Miniea’s new post on Feb. 8. Primaris is a healthcare consulting […]

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Carol Beahan: Thirty Years Have Gone By Very Quickly

Carol Beahan, executive director of the Primaris Foundation and CLAIM program director, retires to cap off her 30-year career on Jan. 30, 2019, the 30th anniversary of the day she started working for the CLAIM program. “I thought that would be a really good date to end on,” she says. “Thirty years have gone by very quickly.” Quality Talk host […]

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New App Displays What Original Medicare Covers

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2019 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries For public inquiries, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)   New App Displays What Original Medicare Covers Newest eMedicare Tool Provides Valuable Information to Mobile Users Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new app that […]

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Scam Alert!

Dear Colleague: We have become aware of reports of fraudulent telephone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Social Security Administration (SSA). In them, unknown callers are using threatening language to warn unknowing victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number or press […]

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Written by Jodie Jackson Spoiler alert: You’re about to get a lively, fun, crash course on Medicare. “Coffee With CLAIM” is Quality Talk’s fifth Medicare-related episode, highlighting the work CLAIM does as Missouri’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Though CLAIM works in Missouri, the information presented in this episode applies to all SHIP programs […]

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Hang up on spoofed SSA calls

October 29, 2018 by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education If you get a call that looks like it’s from the Social Security Administration (SSA), think twice. Scammers are spoofing SSA’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. Spoofing means that scammers can call from anywhere, […]

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