FCC Floats $45M Fine Against Health Insurance Robocaller

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By Kelcee Griffis (February 18, 2022, 3:48 PM EST) — The Federal Communications Commission floated a $45 million fine Friday against a company it says capitalized on pandemic uncertainty and tried to sell insurance plans to customers through illegally placed robocalls.

The agency alleges that Florida-based Interstate Brokers of America, also known as National Health Agents, and its owner, Gregory Robbins, placed more than 500,000 auto-dialed calls to people without their permission — behavior that FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said is befitting of the largest penalty ever recommended for violations of these rules.

“Robocalls are annoying in a big way. They merit a response in a big way, too,” she said….

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