Medicare-Medicaid Plan by IlliniCare Health

Notification

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently confirmed that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. These scammers represent themselves as HHS OIG Hotline employees and can alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the HHS OIG Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). The perpetrator may use various tactics to obtain or verify the victim’s personal information, which can then be used to steal money from an individual’s bank account or for other fraudulent activity. HHS OIG takes this matter seriously. We are actively investigating this matter and intend to have the perpetrators prosecuted.

It is important to know that HHS OIG will not use the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). We encourage the public to remain vigilant, protect their personal information, and guard against providing personal information during calls that purport to be from the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number. We also remind the public that it is still safe to call into the HHS OIG Hotline to report fraud. We particularly encourage those who believe they may have been a victim of the telephone spoofing scam to report that information to us through the HHS OIG Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) or spoof@oig.hhs.gov. Individuals may also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

More information is available on the OIG Consumer Alerts webpage at https://oig.hhs.gov/.

Medicare-Medicaid Plan by IlliniCare Health

The Medicare-Medicaid (MMAI) Plan is a joint effort between the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This plan provides benefits to enrollees of both programs. IlliniCare Health is contracted with both Medicare and Illinois Medicaid to provide these benefits. The goal of this program is to improve the experience in accessing care and improve quality. Enrollment in IlliniCare Health depends on contract renewal.

This plan is available to Seniors and Persons with Disabilities who are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and receive full Illinois Medicaid benefits.
This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our Member Service number at 1-877-941-0482, TTY users call 711. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, on weekends and on holidays, you may be asked to leave a message. Your call will be returned within the next business day.

IlliniCare Health service area includes the following counties in Illinois: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, and Will.

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Now is the time to think about what you want to get out of your health care plan. It is your choice!

More information on Medicare benefits and services can be found 24 hours a day, seven days a week at: www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY users call: 1-877-486-2048.

Last Updated: 07/20/2017
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