Editor’s Note: As we predicted two weeks ago, Obamacare “Navigator” positions will attract identity thieves who can extract private information from Americans.

Jackson Adams
My Journal Courier
October 8, 2013

Growing concerns about identity theft and fraud have led the Illinois Department of Insurance to issue a public warning, just as the new health insurance exchanges enter their implementation phase.

Concern focuses on those charged with assisting Illinoisans with enrollment to the new health insurance exchanges, the so-called “navigators.”

Navigators will “educate consumers about the health insurance Marketplace, answer health coverage-related questions, and facilitate consumers’ selection of affordable health coverage through the Marketplace,” according to the navigator training manual.

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