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The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to move forward. The ACA mandated California Health Insurance Exchange (Covered California) is scheduled to begin open enrollment for 2014 on October 1st of this year. In anticipation of this event, the California Department of Insurance (CDI) is warning health insurance shoppers to take extra care to protect their personal information.

According to the CDI, there are fake websites out there trying to confuse customers into mistaking them for Covered California. Some of these websites try to trick the health insurance shopper into providing sensitive personal information. There are further details in the press release should you or your employees wish to learn more about this threat.

The press release from the California Department of Insurance can be found at http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/2013/release078-13.cfm

Click here to view the press release from the California Department of Insurance