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Consumer Action creates award-winning multilingual educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. Many publications are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English. Each year, we distribute more than a million of our publications through a national network of 7,000 community organizations. Non-profit and community-based agencies may order these free publications in bulk by clicking here for downloadable order forms or online ordering instructions.

2020

September

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Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits Cover

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.

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Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Vietnamese) Cover

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.

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Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Korean) Cover

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.

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Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Spanish) Cover

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.

August

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Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Chinese) Cover

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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Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Chinese) Cover

Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times (Chinese) 應對COVID-19(新冠肺炎).

COVID-19新冠肺炎疫情已經使人人都深切意識到,在危機來臨之前應該明智決定,先做出至關重要的臨終規劃。這本刊物概述了每個人應該即日就做出關鍵性的遺產規劃,同時內容有詳細說明哪些遺產規劃文件和工具可以確保個人遺願在來日得以實現。並且還有提供各種資源,例如其他相關資訊、怎樣得到協助,以及如何採取下一步措施等。

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.

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Estate planning: Critical decisions for uncertain times Coping with COVID-19.

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.

June

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Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Spanish) Cover

Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Spanish).

Esta guía se actualiza de forma regular con información acerca de recursos para la pandemia, incluso sobre el paquete de rescate de la ley federal CARES Act.

En respuesta al brote de coronavirus, agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones privadas han comenzado a ofrecer recursos para ayudar al consumidor con la pérdida de sueldo, la enfermad, y el cierre de escuelas.

Actualizaremos esta guía a medida que surja más información.

Our staff is keeping this resource guide up to date with information about COVID-19 resources, including the federal CARES Act relief package. Bookmark this page and check back regularly.

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, public and private resources are becoming available to help deal with lost wages, illness and school closures.

We will continue to update this list as we learn more.

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Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Chinese) Cover

Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Chinese).

本指南包含聯邦CARES ACT新冠病毒疫情援助救難經濟安全法案的最新資料

在近期新冠病毒疫情爆發後,各類公私援助信息及資源不斷湧現出來,以協助人們在失去收入後、在患病期間或在學校停課時獲得一些幫助與支持。

我們將會不斷了解新信息,不斷更新以下內容。

Our staff is keeping this resource guide up to date with information about COVID-19 resources, including the federal CARES Act relief package. Bookmark this page and check back regularly.

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, public and private resources are becoming available to help deal with lost wages, illness and school closures.

We will continue to update this list as we learn more.

May

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Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Vietnamese) Cover

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Vietnamese).

Chương trình bảo hiểm Medicare không đáp ứng nhu cầu giống nhau—cách lựa chọn của quý vị ảnh hưởng đến giá tiền bảo hiểm. Ấn bản này giải thích khi nào và cách quý vị ghi tên vào chương trình Medicare, mỗi “Phần” trong chương trình sẽ trả cho cái gì, các điều quý vị cần suy xét khi chọn bảo hiểm và biết tìm nguồn giúp đỡ ở đâu.

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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