Health Insurance Agent Faces State Lawsuit for Robocalling Hoosiers
Created by kblakeslee on 11/15/2013 4:48:59 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit against Andrew Ross, a Nevada agent, for making over 45 robocalls or prerecorded phone messages offering affordable health insurance.

Nearly 50 consumers filed complaints earlier this year after receiving the calls between January and May. Zoeller filed the lawsuit against Ross in Marion County Superior Court on Thursday.

The Indiana Attorney General said while Indiana residents welcome lower health insurance rates, agents using robocalls to solicit Hoosiers is illegal and their sales pitches may backfire.

“With the recent rollout of the federal health care law, the number of callers soliciting discounted health insurance products will likely increase,” Zoeller said. "It’s important Hoosiers know what to look out for and don’t hand over personal information to unsolicited callers who have not been verified.”

In Indiana, most robocalls are illegal regardless of whether or not your number is registered on the Do Not Call list.