Scammers are using fake Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska business logos, phone numbers, Web and street addresses to lure people to buy health insurance.   We discovered the scam and alerted Nebraska’s attorney general and Nebraska Department of Insurance.

The scammers are calling consumers and attempting to collect personal information and offering insurance plans well below the market value.  We’ve traced the activity to a company alleging to be Simple Health based in Hollywood, Florida.  Victims are reporting the company charges their credit card monthly but never provide insurance cards or proof of coverage, and it’s difficult to cancel.

We will never call and ask you for your personal or credit card information over the phone. Nor do we sell your personal information to other companies for marketing purposes.  If you get this type of call claiming to be us, hang up and call us on our Fraud Hotline at 877.632.2583.

Never purchase insurance over the phone.  If you are looking for coverage, either work with a licensed agent or broker or contact us via our website.

If you need to contact us, please use the telephone numbers provided on our website or the Member Services number shown on the back of your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska ID card.

“As always, we will remain vigilant in protecting your personal information and continue to make you and authorities aware of any illegal activity,” Kerry Kremke, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska chief security officer, said.

If you believe you have been scammed contact the Nebraska Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 800.727.6432.