Being dead hasn’t stopped Martin Siegel from being a solid insurance prospect.
Siegel, who died in 2002, would have turned 65 this year. As such, he’s received solicitations from UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser Permanente and other insurers trying to sign him up for Medicare Advantage plans.
“It’s just about every insurance company you can think of,” said Geri Siegel, his widow.
“I receive his Social Security in my name, so the U.S. government obviously knows that he has been deceased for 14 years,” the Encino resident said. “How could something like this happen?”
The answer to that question leads us into the murky...