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Specialty Consumer Reports Issue (Fall 2014) Consumer Action has compiled information for consumers about "specialty consumer reports.” Like credit reports, these specialized consumer reports gather details about individuals to help companies predict a customer’s risk level to a business. But the existence of these “specialty” reports is not well known among consumers, who stand to lose the most if the reports contain errors or omissions. ( Tuesday, November 18, 2014 )
Five Recent Publications
Monday, December 15, 2014
Questions and answers about auto insurance. The 22-page Auto Insurance Basics backgrounder, written in Q&A format, answers frequently asked questions on nearly a dozen auto insurance topics, from how to evaluate an insurer and select the right deductible to how tickets, accidents and credit scores may impact premiums.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program. The State of California has developed this program to provide income eligible, good drivers with access to affordable automobile liability insurance. The policies are issued by California licensed insurance companies. California state law provides that a California Low Cost Automobile Insurance policy satisfies financial responsibility laws. Each brochure contains information in all 11 languages.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Spanish). Las personas que planifican, hacen un presupuesto y ahorran para tener éxito como dueñas de casa tienen muchas más posibilidades de mantener su hogar e incrementar su patrimonio a medida que el valor de su propiedad aumente con los años. Este folleto explica las responsabilidades financieras de los propietarios de una vivienda y cómo administrar estas responsabilidades, cómo mantener y proteger su hogar, y cómo aumentar y conservar el valor líquido de su vivienda.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (Korean). 주택 구입은 여러분 생애에 있어서 가장 중요한 구매 중 하나입니다. 이 소책자는 주택 구입 준비, 예상 주택 소유 비용, 적합한 주택 찾기, 모기지론 받기, 그리고 구입 절차 등의 예비 주택 소유주를 위한 중요 정보에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English). Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Patient’s Guide to HIPAA. This guide explains how you can use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect your medical privacy.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Filing a health information privacy complaint. You have the right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for violations of your medical privacy.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Health insurance 'Premiums vs Paychecks'. Throughout the first eight years of the new millennium, health care costs have skyrocketed, while working families’ wages have stood still.
Friday, September 05, 2008
The Crime You Pay For. A brochure outlining how insurance fraud scams hurt everyone.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Your Home Inventory. You never know when a disaster may strike—but you can be prepared with a home inventory.
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