FCC Seeks $225M Fine Against Short-Term Plan Marketing ‘Spoof’

By Amy Lotven / June 10, 2020 at 7:06 PM
The Federal Communications Commission wants to slap a record $225 million fine on two Texas-based health insurance telemarketers that allegedly ran a massive marketing campaign using “spoofed” calls from well-known insurers in an attempt to sell short-term, limited duration health plans. A health expert says the illegal marketing was a predictable result of the Trump administration’s expansion and promotion of the less-generous products. FCC claims that the telemarketers, John Spiller and Jakob Mears, using business names Rising Eagle, JSquared Telecom...

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