MELVILLE, NEW YORK -- After searching online for health insurance, I was referred to a company called "PJP Health Agency" of Melville, New York which promised me affordable health insurance coverage. Their coverage plan sounded good, so I gave them my checking account number, and they quickly debited my account. However, I was never issued legitimate health insurance.
In fact, I have received nothing that I was promised! After doing some research on this company, I have discovered that the health insurance which they allegedly offer through their affiliate (American Benefits Association of Blackwood, New Jersey), is not health insurance at all, but a medical and prescription discount plan. I have been scammed by "PJP Health Agency", and the money that was debited from my checking account was done under false pretenses! I now feel like the biggest schmuck on two feet!
MELVILLE, NEW YORK -- After filling out a brief questionnaire on ehealthinsurance.com, I was contacted by someone named Donald ** at PJP Health Agency of Melville, New York. Mr. ** said that he could get me in a group health insurance plan because New Jersey has some law that states people in a certain age group or risk factor can be considered a group. I began to become suspicious because I have never heard of that. I am a realtor and even realtors are not considered a group in New Jersey, otherwise I would already have group health insurance. After Mr. ** began to really pressure me to give him my checking account number, big red flags went up.
I told him I needed documentation with a plan summary so I could lay this plan next to the plans I was considering from other sources. He then said that the way they save money is by not offering copies of the plan. I said, "Well what about a website link?" He said no. I said, "How can I make a decision about healthcare when I can't compare the plans?" He said, "Well you have car insurance and you don't know everything about that plan either."
He began to get very impatient and said he could post date my application and I would have 10 days to accept or decline, but I needed to give him my bank information immediately. I asked him if I could come to his office in Melville and meet him in person. He said yes, but said that it would be a long ride from New Jersey. I finally just had to hang up on him because he would not stop saying he wanted my bank information.