Ten Most Recent Features
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In the Affordable Care Act Issue of Consumer Action News we cover the basics of Obamacare—including the new health insurance exchanges, required minimum services, enrollment, subsidies for low income individuals and families and more. Our Web Bonus articles (not included in the downloadable PDF), explore medical debt installment plans, scams around Obamacare and appealing your health insurer’s decisions.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Consumer Action, in collaboration with Knowlera/MonkeySee, released three short videos with advice for consumers on how to protect their privacy online by enabling “do not track” (DNT) settings and/or using free DNT tools. Consumer Action’s Michelle De Mooy serves as spokesperson on the videos, produced in partnership with Knowlera/MonkeySee. They also can be viewed on Consumer Action’s YouTube Channel.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Raising more than $200,000 Consumer Action’s 2013 fundraiser in Washington, DC honored the organization’s long history of multilingual consumer education and presented three awards to individuals and organizations that work on behalf of limited English proficient individuals and diverse communities.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Now in its 10th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility,” reflecting the role we all play in being safer online and making the Internet more secure for everyone.
During the week of October 14-20, the focus is cybersecurity education. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), there are still gaps in basic behaviors that would protect people and their data. In a recent study commissioned by PayPal and NCSA, nearly 19 percent of Americans said they had never changed their password or pin for an online account without prompting by the service provider and only 34 percent lock their mobile phone with a PIN. These findings reflect the need for continued education and awareness activities around online safety.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exhanges is now available during the 2013-2014 open enrollment period, ending March 31, 2014.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Consumer Action has compiled a new Pre-purchase Resource Guide, featured in the September 2013 issue of Consumer Action News along with pointers for checking a professional’s credentials, tips on vetting the research tools you use, and information about consumer rights if problems arise.
Monday, September 09, 2013
NARUC, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates are designating September 9-15 - the first week after Labor Day - as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.”
Based on a resolution the NARUC Board of Directors passed at the 2009 Summer Committee Meetings, the Week is designed to both raise awareness of and participation in Lifeline a federal/State program that helps make telephone service more affordable for qualified customers.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Consumer Action wishes the consumer bureau a happy birthday — this infographic shows how much the CFPB has accomplished in 2 short years!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is good news for American consumers, said Consumer Action, which has worked tirelessly to ensure Cordray’s confirmation.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Consumers do not want to be tracked online even it means they would receive more relevant advertising, according to the results of a new survey on online tracking released today by Consumer Action. The survey also found widespread confusion as to the extent of online tracking and the existence of consumer privacy protections.
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