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CA News Logo Alternative data and financial inclusion (Summer 2017) In this issue of Consumer Action News, we examine how alternative data may affect access to credit for consumers with limited credit options. Included are the results of a poll we conducted to gauge consumer attitudes about the use of alternative data (non-loan-related information) in lending decisions. (Wednesday, May 31, 2017)

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Five Recent Publications

Time for an insurance checkup (Chinese)

Time for an insurance checkup (Chinese). 個人應該保持適當足夠的保險,其意義在於你每年都需要重新評估自己的保險涵蓋範圍,同時如果你的生活中發生特殊狀況時,你應如何調整個人保險去應對。這本查核個人保險的刊物詳述對於定期查核個人保險條款的重要性,也列舉各項會造成個人保險涵蓋範圍改變的生活特殊狀況。同時內容也有你應如何妥善處理個人保險的相關提示及查核工具,以及各項網上資源鏈接以供消費者查詢。

Time for an insurance checkup (Spanish)

Time for an insurance checkup (Spanish). Para mantener un nivel adecuado de cobertura de seguro, todos los años se le debe reevaluar y ajustar en respuesta a eventos específicos en su vida. Esta hoja informativa para analizar su cobertura explica por qué es importante revisar con regularidad sus pólizas de seguro, enumera los eventos específicos de la vida que por lo general requieren un cambio en la cobertura, ofrece consejos y herramientas para manejar sus seguros y enlaces a recursos donde usted puede obtener más información.

Insurance in the ‘sharing economy’ - PowerPoint slides

Insurance in the ‘sharing economy’ - PowerPoint slides. This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Insuring yourself in the ’sharing economy'” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Insuring yourself in the ‘sharing economy’ - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on the insurance needs of consumers who participate in the sharing economy. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.

Questions and answers about insurance in the ‘sharing economy’

Questions and answers about insurance in the ‘sharing economy’. Written in Q&A format, this eight-page backgrounder expounds on the topics covered in the “Insuring yourself in the 'sharing economy'” guide.

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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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