DeLuca: Be wary of caller posing as state Insurance Department employee

HARRISBURG, May 10 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, is warning constituents to be vigilant of a caller masking as an employee of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department in order to obtain personal insurance information.


The calls were made to Pittsburgh-area residents who were asked questions pertaining to Medicare supplemental coverage and then were offered visits to their homes.


“I want to remind you that you should not give out personal information to anyone who calls without warning,” DeLuca said. “Always remain cautious, and if you should receive a call from an individual regarding health care coverage that you’re not sure about, please report it to the Insurance Department or your local law enforcement agency.”


If you have received a suspicious call, call the Insurance Department’s consumer hotline at (877) 881-6388 or contact the Pennsylvania Attorney General at (800) 441-2555.


DeLuca serves as Democratic chairman of the House Insurance Committee.