Due to the reintroduction of the annual eligibility renewal for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, there has been a rise in deceptive individuals attempting to defraud Medi-Cal members into paying a fee for their renewal and application process. It is important to emphasize that the Medi-Cal renewal process is completely free, and no fees are ever necessary. This fact applies to your Covered CA, Medicare, and health plan renewals as well.
To protect yourself and prevent fraud, please keep in mind to always:
- Verify the source: Rely only on official channels like the Medi-Cal website or authorized entity for accurate information.
- Protect personal information: Do not share sensitive details with unknown individuals or suspicious websites.
- Report suspicious activity: If you encounter anything suspicious or become a target, report it immediately to the authorities.
- Medicare members who suspect fraud can contact the Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-855-613-7080.
If you receive any suspicious request from your CCHP plan, please do not hesitate to contact CCHP Member Services to verify the information. Stay informed, stay cautious, and together we can combat these scams and ensure a secure renewal process for everyone.