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CA News Logo Saving for retirement (Spring 2020) In this issue of Consumer Action News we address the issue of retirement savings, and feature the results of an online survey we conducted about how people are saving for, and poised for, retirement. (Monday, March 16, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Korean)

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Korean).

메디케어는 모두에게 적용될 수 있는 프로그램이 아닙니다. 가입자가 선택하는 사항은 보험 혜택과 비용에 영향을 미칩니다. 이 안내서는 메디케어에 가입하는 시기와 방법, 프로그램의 각“파트”가 제공하는 혜택, 보험을 선택할 때 고려해야 할 사항 및 추가 정보를 찾을 수 있는 곳을 설명합니다.

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.

Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan (Vietnamese)

Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan (Vietnamese).

Chọn lầm bảo hiểm sức khỏe có thể đưa đến hậu quả không được bảo hiểm đầy đủ và tiền tự trả cao, vì thế điều quan trọng quý vị cần biết cách chọn bảo hiểm nào tốt nhất, tiến trình gia nhập, và thủ tục ghi danh cũng như duy trì việc có bảo hiểm ra sao.

Choosing the wrong health insurance plan can result in inadequate coverage and higher out-of-pocket costs, so it’s important to understand how to make the best choice. This publication explains how employer-sponsored health insurance works, how to approach the selection process, and what to know about enrolling and maintaining coverage.

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Korean)

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Korean).

고용주가 후원하는 건강 보험이나 메디케어가 없는 경우 보험 옵션을 찾는 것이 어려울 수 있습니다. 이 안내서는 개별 ( “그룹”이 아닌) 건강 보험의 다양한 출처 (ACA 건강보험시장에 대한 자세한 정보 포함), 보험 가입 방법 및 소득이 매우 적거나 특정 프로그램 수혜 자격이 없을 경우의 건강 보험 옵션에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.

If you don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance or Medicare, figuring out your coverage options can be daunting. This publication explains the various sources of individual (not “group”) health insurance (including detailed information about the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace), how to purchase coverage, and what your options for health care are if you have very low income or are ineligible for certain programs.

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Chinese)

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Chinese).

如果你沒有僱主贊助的健康保險或是Medicare聯邦醫療保險,你需要考慮選購其他醫保,如何選擇醫保將會是你面對的一大難題。 這本刊物專門介紹各種個人(而非“團體”)的健康保險資源(包括ACA可負擔健保銷售市場的各種資訊詳情),以及如何購買健康保險。而如果你是低收入者或不符合條件申請某些特定的健保計劃時,你還能獲得何種健保選項。

If you don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance or Medicare, figuring out your coverage options can be daunting. This publication explains the various sources of individual (not “group”) health insurance (including detailed information about the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace), how to purchase coverage, and what your options for health care are if you have very low income or are ineligible for certain programs.

Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan (Korean)

Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan (Korean).

부적합한 건강 보험 플랜을 선택하면 보험 혜택이 충분하지 않고 본인 부담 비용이 높아질 수 있으므로 최선의 선택을 하는 방법을 이해하는 것이 중요합니다. 이 안내서는 고용주 후원 건강 보험의 운영 방식, 선택 과정을 처리하는 방법 및 보험 가입과 유지 관리에 대해 알아야 할 사항을 설명합니다.

Choosing the wrong health insurance plan can result in inadequate coverage and higher out-of-pocket costs, so it’s important to understand how to make the best choice. This publication explains how employer-sponsored health insurance works, how to approach the selection process, and what to know about enrolling and maintaining coverage.

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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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