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2018

April

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2018. This month's INSIDER brings you stories about the Federal Trade Commission's Contact Lens Workshop; an agency that protects municipal bond investors; updates to our Consumer Services Guide; new legislation we're following in California; and planning activities for our annual Consumer Empowerment Conference. Hotline Chronicles discusses a complaint from a homebuyer who was asked to pay a real estate agent in advance in order to find a home.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2018. This month's INSIDER brings you stories about the Federal Trade Commission's Contact Lens Workshop; an agency that protects municipal bond investors; updates to our Consumer Services Guide; new legislation we're following in California; and planning activities for our annual Consumer Empowerment Conference. Hotline Chronicles discusses a complaint from a homebuyer who was asked to pay a real estate agent in advance in order to find a home.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2018. This month's INSIDER brings you stories about the Federal Trade Commission's Contact Lens Workshop; an agency that protects municipal bond investors; updates to our Consumer Services Guide; new legislation we're following in California; and planning activities for our annual Consumer Empowerment Conference. Hotline Chronicles discusses a complaint from a homebuyer who was asked to pay a real estate agent in advance in order to find a home.

March

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  • Beware of scam call on your medicare health insurance card (Chinese). 旨在遏止身分盜用、以隨機11位數代碼取代社安號碼的聯邦醫療保險(Medicare)新紅藍卡,將於下個月開始免費更換,但新卡尚未寄發,已引發新一波詐騙事件。在這種最新醫療身分盜用案例中,歹徒假冒聯邦醫療保險代表打電話,要求付款以換取新卡。
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  • Dos varas de medir su calificación crediticia. Tradicionalmente FICO ha establecido el riesgo que suponen los acreedores, ahora VantageScore gana terreno Desde los años ochenta FICO se encarga de medir su calidad crediticia a partir de su historial de crédito pero hay…
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  • Nine tips for paying less for medical costs. Big deductibles. Higher co-pays. Skyrocketing premiums. We’re all paying more for medical care these days. Faced with steeper costs, some people are skipping treatments or postponing doctor visits. Don’t let the high cost of medical…
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  • Continue to pay insurance premium to avoid Obamacare penalty (Chinese). 不少民眾對「歐記健保」的存留還是不清楚,有人以為新稅法已將歐記健保廢除,因此停止繳交健保費,將因此會收到罰款單。專業人士提醒民眾,歐記健保還存在,但2019年後如民眾沒買健保,不需再繳罰款,至於未來保費多寡的走向,「還很難說」。
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  • Wells Fargo faces sanctions for auto insurance payouts. U.S. regulators are preparing to sanction Wells Fargo for receiving commissions on auto insurance policies it helped force on more than half a million drivers, people with direct knowledge of the probes told Reuters. In…
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  • How to create a freelancer benefits package. There's some effort to increase the safety-net options for freelancers. In 2017, senators and representatives introduced into Congress a bill, titled "Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act," that would provide the Department of…
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  • Can telemedicine be both cost efficient and high quality?. For providers like Aetna, telemedicine offers cost savings and increased access to care. But some consumers wonder how their insurance companies make sure telemedicine partners provide quality care – and what, if any, accountability measures…
  • Discussing drug costs with your doctor. When making decisions on whether to take a drug or not because of cost, patients should make sure to share their concerns with their health provider.
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  • $1B medical insurance fraud? New York City Council investigated. 【新唐人2018年03月02日讯】纽约市将医疗健保公司,帝国蓝十字蓝盾与合作伙伴安保健保公司告上法庭,控告两家保险公司涉嫌医疗保险欺诈,金额高达10亿美元,目前纽约市议会表示将会严肃调查。
 

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