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Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2015 This month's INSIDER brings you stories on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plan to allow complainants to share their "stories" with the public, how people without Social Security numbers can still request free annual credit reports, a new class action open for claims, and a new educational package on automobile insurance released by Consumer Action. Hotline Chronicles looks at a case of a disgruntled mortgage holder who paid on time but is still being hounded for his payments. ( Tuesday, March 31, 2015 )
Five Recent Publications
Auto Insurance: The Basics (Vietnamese). It’s every driver’s responsibility to have adequate auto insurance. This guide will help you determine how much—and what kinds of—coverage you need, and how to get protection at the best price.
Auto Insurance: The Basics (Korean). 모든 운전자들에게는 충분한 자동차 보험에 가입해야할 책임이 있습니다. 이 안내서는 어떤 종류의 보험을 어느정도 가입해야하는지 그리고 가장 저렴한 비용으로 보험에 가입하는 요령 등에 대해 설명하고 있습니다. It’s every driver’s responsibility to have adequate auto insurance. This guide will help you determine how much—and what kinds of—coverage you need, and how to get protection at the best price.
Auto Insurance - PowerPoint Slides. This downloadable 16-slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the auto insurance lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention.
Auto Insurance - Lesson Plan. This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-and-a-half-hour presentation on auto insurance—from determining the types and amount of coverage needed to finding the right policy, controlling your insurance costs, filing a claim and resolving disputes with the insurer. The lesson plan, which is designed to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation, also includes learning activities and a class evaluation form.
Questions and answers about auto insurance. The 30-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.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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. 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.
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