The Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has reported an email phishing scam targeting Marketplace customers. The phishing emails claim to originate from a federal government agency in the United States and include the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the subject line. Be mindful that all official Marketplace plan emails are from the State’s Marketplace Agency.

What Else You Need to Know About Phishing Emails

If you receive this phishing email or any other email that you aren’t sure is authorized, delete it instantly or ignore it. Here is what else you should know:

○ Do not click on any irrelevant links or download any attachments from the email. You can directly access your Marketplace state website by typing it into your web browser.

○ Don’t provide any personal information that this email may request. We will never request personal information such as your password, username, bank account numbers, or Social Security number by email.

○ Make sure that your antivirus software is working correctly.

Keep in mind: The Marketplace programs safeguard your data following all required laws, regulations, and standards. Visit Insurance Shopping for more information about the Marketplace programs and your privacy.