The one-time rebate is being sent to senior citizens who fall into a prescription drug coverage gap. The checks are being sent directly through the federal government - and not by a third party.
“Our seniors need to be aware that in other states there have been reports of people asking for personal information or an upfront fee to expedite these rebate checks,” said Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, who joined the public outreach effort Thursday. “It’s important to remember never to give out bank account information, Social Security numbers or any other personal information.”
Seniors who suspect fraud are urged to call the state Insurance Department’s Consumer Services Bureau at (800) 342-3736.