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Consumer Action’s Insurance Education Project is a site to help you make wise decisions when you buy insurance. The site, run by the national education and advocacy organization Consumer Action, features tools, educational publications, FAQs, news and other information to keep you covered.



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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - February 2020 The February 2020 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER outlines our new "Get Covered" health insurance education and training module; invites readers to participate in our upcoming webinars on how FinTech can help consumers save money, budget, and more; explains how "spreading the word" can stop the spread of common scams; updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work and asks the question: "Why isn't it providing financial relief to wronged consumers?"; and more. (Monday, February 03, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

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

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


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.

Health Insurance Evaluation

Health Insurance Evaluation. Use this form to get feedback from participants after your health insurance presentation.

Medicare True-or-False

Medicare True-or-False. Class exercise for “Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare.”

Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge.

Class exercise for “Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance.”

What Would You Advise?

What Would You Advise?.

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

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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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