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Shopping For Health Insurance? Beware That Plan You’re Buying Might Fall Short

Open enrollment for health insurance is around the corner. That means if you’re shopping on your own for medical coverage, be on guard.

New research from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that some insurance agents engaged in potentially deceptive sales practices when marketing health care coverage.

From November 2019 through January 2020, representatives from the Congressional watchdog posed as customers shopping for insurance. The GAO’s representatives said they had pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, and said they sought coverage for those illnesses.

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