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Closeup (Insurance Fraud) #51917

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
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(Studio) Report is part of series on insurance fraud.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) ABC News hidden camera film shown. Details about abuses in sale of supplemental health insurance given. Methods of protecting one's self against such abuses outlined. [WOMAN - tells experience with insurance salesmen.] [MAN - outlines one form of insurance sale abuse.] [Unidentified insurance AGENT - describes method of abuse he used.] [Ins. AGENT - speaks to potential policyholder.] Is noted that no one from Medicare will come to home; Medicare payments on medical bills stated.
REPORTER: Margaret Osmore

(Studio) Similarity in names of some insurance companies in country noted. Ex. given is co. mentioned in earlier Closeup report, American Family Life Assurance Company, of Georgia, which is said in no way connected with American Family Life Ins. Group, of WI. Suggestion made that customers check insurance company names with local consumer affairs office.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Osmer, Margaret;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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