Consumer Action Publications

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.

2019

November

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What Would You Advise? Cover

What Would You Advise?.

Class exercise for “Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan.”

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Medicare - PowerPoint training slides Cover

Medicare - PowerPoint training slides.

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation, for use by consumer educators, provides a visual component to the “Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare” fact sheet that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Individual health insurance - PowerPoint training slides Cover

Individual health insurance - PowerPoint training slides.

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation, for use by consumer educators, provides a visual component to the “Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance” fact sheet that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Employer-sponsored health plans - PowerPoint training slides Cover

Employer-sponsored health plans - PowerPoint training slides. This downloadable PowerPoint presentation, for use by consumer educators, provides a visual component to the "Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan" fact sheet that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

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Questions and answers about individual, group and government health insurance options Cover

Questions and answers about individual, group and government health insurance options. This backgrounder, written in Q&A format, helps answer many questions consumers may have about their health insurance options that are not covered in the three fact sheets (on individual health plans and government programs, employer-sponsored health plans, and Medicare).

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Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare Cover

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare. 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 Cover

Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan.

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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Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance Cover

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance. 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.

January

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Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Vietnamese) Cover

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Vietnamese).

Kinh tế trao đổi có thể giúp quý vị tăng thêm thâu nhập khi rảnh rỗi, hay nó có thể là nguồn thâu nhập chính của quý vị. Kiểu gì đi chăng nữa, mức thâu nhập sẽ ảnh hưởng đến vụ thuế của quý vị. Ấn bản này không cố vấn về thuế, nó chỉ giúp quý vị hiểu cách báo cáo thâu nhập và chi phí của quý vị cho chính xác, vì sao quý vị cần tận dụng tất cả các chi phí được khấu trừ thuế quý vị được quyền hưởng, cách tránh bị thất vọng bất ngờ khi khai thuế, và tìm nguồn hướng dẫn và trợ giúp ở đâu.

The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance.

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Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Chinese) Cover

Tax basics for earners in the ‘sharing economy’ (Chinese).

“經濟共榮”可以讓你利用業餘時間來賺一點外快,它甚至也可能會成為你的主要收入來源。不過這兩類收入都可能對你的納稅情況造成影響。這本刊物與稅務建議無關,但可以協助你瞭解如何正確申報收入及開支、如何善加利用你應得的減稅優惠、如何避免在申報退稅時有任何意外驚訝發生,以及如何獲得更多相關資訊及協助。

The sharing economy might enable you to put a little extra cash in your pockets in your spare time, or it could be your primary source of income. Either way, earning money will have an impact on your tax situation. This publication, while not tax advice, will help you understand how to report your income and expenses accurately, why you should take advantage of all the deductions you’re entitled to, how to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you file your tax return, and where to get more information and assistance.

 

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