Insurance Topic: Health Insurance

A listing of the five (5) most recent news items, events, books, and publications on the selected topic area.

 
 

News

( View More News )

 

CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2020 The October 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER highlights our webinar on job loss in the pandemic (part of our COVID-19 Educational Project, sponsored by Wells Fargo, with additional support from AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, and Square); our use of the Financial Health Network’s FinHealth Score® Toolkit to gauge consumers' financial health using apps and other digital services to save money, etc.; advice on what to do if you bought a "lemon" (with or without a factory warranty); our recent coalition efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Thursday, October 01, 2020)

( View More CA News )

 
 

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.

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Chinese)

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Chinese).

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: Choosing and using Medicare (Vietnamese)

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Vietnamese).

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: Choosing and using Medicare (Spanish)

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Spanish).

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 (Spanish)

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

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.

More publications »

 

BookNotes

Prescription for Real Health Care Reform Cover ArtPrescription for Real Health Care Reform 

Conversations on how to reform healthcare are long-standing and varied. But healthcare costs have soared, health insurance companies get richer and even those who pay dearly for health insurance frequently find that their policies don’t adequately cover them when they need their coverage most.

The Insurance Maze Cover ArtThe Insurance Maze 

Without proper insurance - health, auto, homeowners, life, disability, or long-term care - an unexpected event can quickly derail your financial plans and put your life savings at risk. Insurance is an essential part of financial planning, but many people are paying hundreds -…

The New Health Insurance Solution Cover ArtThe New Health Insurance Solution 

If you don't have a traditional employer health plan you might be looking for good, affordable health insurance. The New Health Insurance Solution includes ways to cut your health insurance costs in half if:

  • You're self-employed, an independent contractor, or your employer…

Sick Cover ArtSick 

According to the new book "Sick" by Jonathan Cohn, America's health care system is unraveling. Every day, millions of hard-working people struggle to find affordable medical treatment for themselves and their families and are unable to pay for prescription drugs and regular check-ups, let…

More Books »

 

Quick Menu

Support Consumer Action

Support Consumer

Join Our Email List

Optional Member Code
Facebook FTwitter T

Insurance Menu

Help Desk

Advocacy