Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's So Easy to be Scammed and so Painful!

Looking for Maternity Insurance? Don't be Scammed. This company takes your money and leaves you with worthless insurance. (We're way past the age of worrying about maternity insurance...but we found out about this scam and want to alert others.) Click on the links herein to read what the Better Business Bureau thinks of this company... AHCO (Affordable Health Care Options), also known as Maternity Advantage, Maternity Savings, My Maternity, My Maternity Plus) And if you've been victimized by this company, consider filing a complaint with your state Attorney General or with the Attorney General of Texas. Perhaps your complaint will cause you to receive at least a partial refund.

Connecticut Better Business Bureau Issues Alert About AHCO Maternity Insurance

Attorney General of Texas Takes Action Against Company Marketing Misleading Discount Health Card Plans

Better Business Bureau says the following about AHCO Maternity Insurance: ( AHCO is also known as Maternity Advantage, Maternity Savings, My Maternity, My Maternity Plus )

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of F. Reasons for this include:

  • 132 complaints filed against business
  • 4 serious complaints filed against business.
  • Government action(s) against business.
  • Advertising issue(s) found by BBB.

BBB has received consumer complaints alleging that they can not find facilities that accept AHCO or the Maternity Card after being told by company representatives that there were facilities in their area.

If you've been defrauded by this company and if they are taking monthly payments out of your bank account you may have to change bank accounts to prevent further payments. Once automatic payments are initiated YOU cannot stop them. Only the insurance company can do that. And even if they do, they STILL have your bank account number. Ask your bank to switch you to a NEW account with a NEW account number! This will not be easy if you have other automatic payments being made to legitimate businesses for you will have to change them to your new account number.

Being the victim of fraud causes all kinds of complications. We've not been the victim of this particular fraud but we have had our identity stolen in the past. You can read about our experiences with ID theft here.


Shopping Kharma said...

I just came upon your blog from Kia's blog and had it check it out myself. I too am a stage IIIc Advanced Ovarian Cancer patient of nearly 7 years (11.15.02). You seem to be a strong woman and if Christ helps you to be stronger than more power to you! I wish you all the best in your fight and may be your reach remission and hang onto it for many years to come!

Elle Bee said...

Thanks for this. I'm beyond maternity insurance too, but am always glad to know about scams and pass the info along to those who could be victimized.