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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - May 2020 The May 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER features articles about our COVID-19 consumer financial resources guide; a health and technology webinar our staff participated in; how to stop recurring payments; coverage of our Coalition Efforts; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Friday, May 01, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Vietnamese)

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.

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Spanish)

Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare (Spanish).

Medicare no es un programa de “talla única”: las decisiones que tome afectarán la cobertura y los costos. Esta publicación explica cuándo y cómo inscribirse en Medicare, qué cubre cada una de las “partes” del programa, qué tendrá que considerar al tomar decisiones sobre cobertura y dónde encontrar más información.

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).

Elegir el plan de seguro médico equivocado puede resultar en cobertura inadecuada y costos de bolsillo más altos, por lo que es importante saber tomar la mejor decisión. Esta publicación explica cómo funciona el seguro de salud patrocinado por el empleador, cómo abordar el proceso de selección y qué debe saber acerca de la inscripción y el mantenimiento de la cobertura.

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.

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Spanish)

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Spanish).

Si no tiene seguro médico a través de su empleo o Medicare, puede ser problemático averiguar sus opciones de cobertura. Esta publicación explica las diversas fuentes de seguro de salud individual (no de “grupo”) (incluyendo información detallada sobre el Mercado de Seguros Médicos bajo la ley de cuidado de salud asequible), cómo comprar cobertura y cuáles son sus opciones de atención médica si tiene ingresos muy bajos o no califica para ciertos programas.

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.

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Vietnamese)

Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance (Vietnamese).

Nếu không có bảo hiểm do sở trả hay Medicare, việc chọn bảo hiểm sức khỏe có thể gây khó khăn cho quý vị. Ấn bản này giải thích các nguồn mua bảo hiểm cá nhân khác nhau (không phải bảo hiểm cho “nhóm”) (bao gồm các chi tiết về Thị Trưởng Bảo Hiểm Sức Khỏe theo Sắc Luật ACA), cách mua bảo hiểm, và các loại bảo hiểm cho người có lợi tức thấp hay không đủ tiểu chuẩn vào các chương trình bảo hiểm sức khỏe nào đó.

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.

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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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