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  • Friday, September 09, 2011
    WellPoint/Anthem Blue Cross class action »

    Victims of the ID Theft Breach at WellPoint/Anthem Blue Cross have less than three weeks to sign up for certain court-ordered benefits under the class action settlement.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Proposed rules for reviewing health insurance hikes »

    Today, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final regulation to ensure that large health insurance premium increases will be thoroughly reviewed, and consumers will have access to clear information about those increases. Combined with other important protections from the Affordable Care Act, these new rules will help lower insurance costs by moderating premium hikes and provide consumers with greater value for their premium dollar. In 2011, this will mean rate increases of 10-percent or more must be reviewed by state or federal officials.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    ACT NOW: Preserve our right to decent health insurance! »

    A House vote to repeal the new health care law is imminent. Repealing the law would risk access to health care and affordable insurance coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Without these important and achievable rules to protect the rights of health care consumers, enrollees in health care insurance and the currently uninsured, the health insurance industry holds all the cards.

    Take a moment to write to your elected representatives and tell them, "Don't repeal health insurance protections." CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION: http://capwiz.com/consumeraction/issues/alert/?alertid=22678501

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Consumer Action weighs in on usefulness of key housing data »

    At an Aug. 5, 2010, hearing about data collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Consumer Action offered ideas for using this key housing data more effectively to build initiatives around homeownership and housing policy.
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Health care provisions taking effect soon »

    The new health insurance law will eventually ensure that 32 million uninsured people have access to insurance. These are some of the benefits that take effect within six months.
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2009
    CALL NOW: Affordable health coverage for all »

    This summer, health care reform is being hotly debated in Congress. Now is the right time to weigh in and ask that your lawmakers keep consumers in mind, and do not give into industry's self-serving demands.
  • Monday, February 02, 2009
    Kiplinger's Insurance Quiz »

    Insurance: It's complex, and it can be quite expensive, too. But you're putting your finances at a big risk if you don't have enough coverage, or if you don't know exactly what your policies cover. Test your knowledge with this ten-question quiz ...
  • Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Congressional Oversight Committee report released »

    A new report by the Congressional Oversight Committee points to three areas of regulation that could have prevented the current economic crisis.
  • Monday, December 22, 2008
    New credit card rules outlined »

    Consumer Action explains that in July 2010, credit cardholders will benefit from new federal rules that will reduce abusive interest rate increases, limit late fee traps and allocate payments more equitably.
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    Less driving may mean insurance savings »

    As the price of gasoline tops $4 a gallon nationwide, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a consumer alert based on its analysis showing that consumers who are driving less could save an average of 5%- 15% on their automobile insurance rates—about $47 to $142.
  • Wednesday, June 04, 2008
    NEW RELEASE: 'Insider Car Report' video »

    This excellent video explains some of the issues that surround unfair and deceptive car financing practices in California. The video shows that you can find the best deal without becoming a victim of fraud. Produced by Consumers for Auto Reliabiity and Conscious Youth Media Crew.
  • Friday, March 14, 2008
    Financial education for the armed forces »

    Outreach staff members Mikael Wagner and Linda Williams are featured in a video segment about Consumer Action’s MoneyWi$e partnership with Capital One and how important financial literacy is to military families.
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