English Library: Insurance

Most Consumer Action publications are available for download, some available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Consumer Action's Publications page.

Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan

Library: English | Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan

Choosing the wrong health insurance plan can result in inadequate coverage and higher out-of-pocket costs, so it’s important to understand how to make the best choice. This publication explains how employer-sponsored health insurance works, how to approach the selection process, and what to know about enrolling and maintaining coverage.

Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 14, 2019

 
Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance

Library: English | Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance
If you don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance or Medicare, figuring out your coverage options can be daunting. This publication explains the various sources of individual (not “group”) health insurance (including detailed information about the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace), how to purchase coverage, and what your options for health care are if you have very low income or are ineligible for certain programs. Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 12, 2019

 
Homeowners and renters insurance

Library: English | Homeowners and renters insurance: What you need to know before and after a natural disaster

With the majority of U.S. residents living in areas at risk of a natural disaster, most households need to seriously consider how they would recover from the loss of their home and possessions. This publication explains which disaster losses are—and are not—covered under a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy, how to make sure you are adequately insured, what steps to take to recover your losses after disaster strikes, and what your options are if your insurance falls short.

Category: Credit Scores Housing Housing Insurance Insurance Mortgages on Jun 26, 2018

 
FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters

Library: English | FEMA spells federal disaster relief for homeowners and renters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a variety of programs to help victims of disasters repair, rebuild or replace their homes and possessions. This publication describes the types of FEMA assistance available to homeowners and renters and provides details about program eligibility and the application process. It also highlights the limitations of FEMA assistance and stresses the importance of purchasing adequate personal insurance coverage.

Category: Housing Home Repair Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Disaster insurance and FEMA assistance (Q&A)

Library: English | Disaster insurance and FEMA assistance (Q&A): Questions and answers for homeowners and renters

This backgrounder, written in Q&A format, answers many questions about renters and homeowners disaster insurance coverage and FEMA programs that help victims recover from disaster-related losses.

Category: Housing Home Repair Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on insuring your home and belongings against disaster and the ways FEMA helps homeowners and renters recover. 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.

Category: Housing Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Disaster Insurance and FEMA Assistance - PowerPoint Training Slides

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Disaster insurance and FEMA assistance’” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Category: Housing Housing Insurance Insurance on Jun 26, 2018

 
Insurance in the ‘Sharing Economy’ - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | 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.

Category: Insurance on Aug 03, 2017

 
Insuring Yourself in the ‘Sharing Economy’ - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | 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.

Category: Insurance on Aug 03, 2017

 
Questions and Answers about Insurance in the ‘Sharing Economy’

Library: English | 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.

Category: Insurance on Aug 03, 2017

 
 

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