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CA News Logo Impact of race on personal finances (Fall 2020) In the latest issue of Consumer Action News, on the "Impact of race on personal finances," we examine areas of personal finance affected by institutional racism, from car and student loans to mortgages and auto insurance, and we consider some proposals for dismantling the barriers to financial inclusion. (Wednesday, October 28, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits

Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits Coping with COVID-19.

The pandemic has driven non-urgent doctor visits online to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. As more people receive medical care remotely, via a smartphone, tablet or computer, it’s important to understand when and how virtual visits might be an option, whether they’re covered under private and government-sponsored health plans, and what privacy issues they raise.

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Vietnamese)

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Vietnamese) Đối Phó với COVID-19.

Đại dịch COVID-19 đã thúc đẩy người ta suy nghĩ đến việc chuyện làm các quyết định quan trọng cho ngày cuối của cuộc đời trước khi biến cố xảy ra. Ấn bản này phác thảo các quyết định quan trọng về gia tài mà mọi người nên làm bây giờ, giải thích các văn bản và công cụ nào giúp bảo đảm ước muốn của quý vị được toại nguyện, và cung ứng các nguồn tài liệu để tìm hiểu thêm, được giúp đỡ và làm các bước kế tiếp.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the wisdom of making critical end-of-life decisions before a crisis strikes. This publication outlines the key estate planning decisions everyone should make now, explains which documents and tools help ensure that your wishes are carried out, and provides resources for learning more, getting help and taking next steps.

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Korean)

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Korean) COVID-19에 대한 대응.

코비드 전염병은 우리로 하여금 인생 막바지에 관련된 중대한 사항들을 위기가 오기 전에 결정해야 한다는 지혜를 가져다 주었습니다. 이 지문은 모든이들이 지금 결정해야 할 부동산 계획에 관련된 지식들을 요약하고 있습니다. 여기에 소개된 관련 문서 및 정보들은 당신의 소망이 실현될 수 있는 방법과 그에 필요한 지식을 배울 수 있는 곳, 어떻게 하면 도움을 받을 수 있는지, 적합한 절차는 무엇인지를 담고 있습니다.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the wisdom of making critical end-of-life decisions before a crisis strikes. This publication outlines the key estate planning decisions everyone should make now, explains which documents and tools help ensure that your wishes are carried out, and provides resources for learning more, getting help and taking next steps.

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Spanish)

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Spanish) Cómo hacerle frente al COVID-19.

La pandemia del COVID-19 ha recalcado la importancia de tomar decisiones críticas sobre el final de la vida antes de que ocurra una crisis. Esta publicación describe decisiones claves que se deben tomar en estos momentos, explica cuáles documentos y herramientas le ayudan a garantizar que sus deseos se lleven a cabo, y proporciona recursos para aprender más, obtener ayuda y tomar los pasos a seguir.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the wisdom of making critical end-of-life decisions before a crisis strikes. This publication outlines the key estate planning decisions everyone should make now, explains which documents and tools help ensure that your wishes are carried out, and provides resources for learning more, getting help and taking next steps.

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Chinese)

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Chinese).

聯邦醫療保險(Medicare)並不是一種全方位的計劃———你個人所做的選擇,將會影響你的受保範圍和所需支付的費用。這本刊物詳細說明個人應在何時以及如何註冊參加Medicare(聯邦醫療保險)、聯邦健保計劃的每個“Parts”(部份 )究竟涵蓋哪些範圍,還有關於個人在選擇受保範圍時應考慮的要點,以及何處可以查詢更多詳情。

Medicare is not a one-size-fits-all program—the choices you make affect your coverage and costs. This publication explains when and how to enroll in Medicare, what each of the “Parts” of the program cover, what to consider when making your coverage choices and where to find more information.

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Recommended Publications

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub Cover Art 2016 Car Insurance & Credit Scores Report by WalletHub. The WalletHub study gives us information on the connection between credit scores and car insurance.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I.I.I. Toolkit Cover Art I.I.I. Toolkit. This three-tool suite of apps from the Insurance Information Institute helps you prepare your family for a disaster, guides you through choosing the right types and amounts of insurance coverage and enables you to keep an up-to-date electronic record of your belongings.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA Cover Art 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 Cover Art 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' Cover Art 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.

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