Medicare.Com ??

Jan 29, 2019

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    I received a mailer promoting MAs from this outfit.. I know they have kinds of 'non government" disclaimers but how do they get away with using Medicare.com for their site? www.medicare.com
     
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    it does say non-governmental site powered by ehealth
     
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    They’ve been there for a while. I always tell clients to go to .gov not com for obvious reasons.
     
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    think there is a healthcare.com also
     
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    I think it's pretty deceptive. I have had several clients/prospects hand me the letter and say "I got this from Medicare, so I was going to call them, what do you think I need to do?"

    They get away with it because the ".com" is a part of the name, and since it is a "com" I believe that is arguably noting that it is a company and not a government entity. So the name of the company "medicare dot com" is clearly not "medicare"

    If you cant beat them, join them, make your own company and use the same psychology...
     
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    I thought at one time insurance agencies were forbidden to use Medicare as part of their name..
     
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    I thought so too, either that has changed, or lots of money buys different rules.
     
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    Who has the most $$, and the mightiest lawyer always wins. The small guy is the one who has their domains confiscated or cease and desist letters received.
     
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    It is my understanding that you cannot use Medicare in your business name but can use it in your website name.
     
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