• California Governor's health plan in trouble. It has been a January to forget for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California. Since the beginning of the year, the governor, who handily won re-election just 14 months ago, has had to confront a $14.5 billion budget
  • Hispanic homeownership could fall during crisis. Hispanic homeownership topped 50 percent in recent years but is in danger of declining during this housing crisis, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson said during a visit to San Antonio on Friday.
  • Time for attention to consumer issues. Congress is back in session and lawmakers have a lot on their plate right now. Clearly, an economic stimulus package tops the list. But a number of important consumer issues that made headlines in 2007 are
  • More employers drop health care plans. Nick Trikolas plans to drop health insurance for his employees and give them money to buy their own coverage. He says doing so will put him in the vanguard of a movement by employers searching
  • Pet health insurance gains popularity. At a time when employers are scaling back on costly health benefits, pet insurance is gaining popularity as an employee benefit. Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation's largest pet insurer, saw its corporate accounts balloon from 15
  • State health care plans hit U.S. law. Several states and communities are moving to provide universal health coverage for their residents, but a federal law is blocking their efforts. Many of the proposals require employers either to offer health coverage themselves or



  • Companies can drop older retirees' health benefits. Companies can scale back their retiree health care coverage once their former employees qualify for Medicare, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed. The ruling, which took effect Wednesday, sanctions the prevailing practice of employers


  • Reclame su seguro de incendio. Si tu hogar fue dañado por los recientes incendios en California, exígele a tu compañía de seguros que cumpla. Tú pagaste puntualmente tus cuotas mensuales; ahora le toca a ella responderte. Los ú
  • Collecting insurance after a disaster. In the aftermath of Southern California's devastating wildfires, you might be thinking more about your insurance. If your house is damaged or destroyed, what can you expect from your insurance company? How quickly will you
  • Free 'VINCheck' for unrecovered stolen vehicles. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is launching a free service to help inform car buyers that the vehicle they want to purchase may be stolen. Over one million vehicles have been stolen annually in
  • Autos robados: evite sorpresas al comprar. El buro nacional contra el crimen de seguros lanzó otra herramienta para que los consumidores se aseguren que el auto que están por comprar no sea robado. Se trata del portal VINCheck o Base


  • Insurers taking risk out of the equation. You buy a Band-Aid. You get a scrape. You use your Band-Aid. And the next time you go to the drugstore, you're told that you have to pay more for Band-Aids. Or maybe they won't
  • Children's health bill reemerges in House. Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program to a vote today, hoping that minor
  • Insurance claims could haunt houses. If past history is any measure, many homeowners affected by the wildfires burning throughout Southern California will find that claims they submit to insurers will result in higher rates or even dropped policies. What they,
  • Mexicanos en EE.UU.: ahorros en seguro médico. Los mexicanos residentes en Estados Unidos pueden comprar un seguro de cobertura médica en México a precios mucho más económicos que los que pagan por una póliza privada estadounidense. El
  • Why veto children’s health care funding?. The single most compelling reason to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is also the simplest: It’s the right thing to do. But the moral argument doesn’t seem to hold
  • Home Insurers Canceling in East. It is 1,200 miles from the coastline where Hurricane Katrina touched land two years ago to the neat colonial-style home here where James Gray, a retired public relations consultant, and his wife, Ann, live. But this


  • Los 5 nuncas de la banca en Internet. El realizar las transacciones bancarias por Internet tiene muchas ventajas, porque toma menos tiempo que ir a la sucursal y tiene menos riesgos para la integridad física del cuenta habiente. Sin embargo, en la
  • House passes kid's insurance bill. A major expansion of government health insurance to nearly 4 million children passed the House of Representatives Tuesday, but without enough Republican support to overcome President Bush's promised veto. The vote was 265-159, with 45 Republicans supporting

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