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GAO Testimony: Unauthorized or Bogus Entities Have Exploited Employers and Individuals Seeking Affordable Coverage
U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO]Link to more items from this source
Mar. 9, 2004
22 pages. "DOL and the states identified 144 unique entities not authorized to sell health benefits coverage from 2000 through 2002. Although every state was affected by at least 5 of these entities, these entities were most often identified in southern states. These unauthorized entities covered at least 15,000 employers and more than 200,000 policyholders. The entities also left at least $252 million in unpaid medical claims, only about 21 percent of which had been recovered at the time of GAO's 2003 survey." [GAO-04-512T, published Mar. 3, 2004, released Mar. 3, 2004]

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