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Consumer Action INSIDER - December 2019 The December 2019 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER announces Wells Fargo's funding of Consumer Action's innovative new FinTech initiative to help underserved consumers reach their financial goals; gives an overview of our latest Consumer Action News edition on the prescription drug affordability crisis; informs readers of what action to take if their college has been closed and they still owe student loan debt (particularly if it was a predatory for-profit school); updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work; and more. (Monday, December 02, 2019)

Consumer Action INSIDER - November 2019 The November 2019 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER announces JPMorgan Chase's funding of Consumer Action's innovative new fintech initiative to help underserved consumers reach their financial goals; gives an overview of our National Consumer Empowerment Conference, held in September outside of Chicago (featuring a presentation from CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger); informs readers of what action to take when they believe they're being scammed by a contractor operating on "behalf of" the federal/state Weatherization Assistance Program; updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's work; and more. (Friday, November 01, 2019)

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Recent Publications

Health Insurance Evaluation

Library: English | Health Insurance Evaluation  Use this form to get feedback from participants after your health insurance presentation. Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 22, 2019

Medicare True-or-False

Library: English | Medicare True-or-False  Class exercise for “Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare.” Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 21, 2019

Test Your Knowledge

Library: English | Test Your Knowledge  

Class exercise for “Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance.”

Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 21, 2019

What Would You Advise?

Library: English | What Would You Advise?  

Class exercise for “Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan.”

Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 21, 2019

Medicare - PowerPoint training slides

Library: English | Medicare - PowerPoint training slides  

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation, for use by consumer educators, provides a visual component to the “Get Covered: Choosing and using Medicare” fact sheet that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 20, 2019

Individual health insurance - PowerPoint training slides

Library: English | Individual health insurance - PowerPoint training slides  

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation, for use by consumer educators, provides a visual component to the “Get Covered: Navigating private and government health insurance” fact sheet that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 20, 2019

Employer-sponsored health plans - PowerPoint training slides

Library: English | Employer-sponsored health plans - PowerPoint training slides  This downloadable PowerPoint presentation, for use by consumer educators, provides a visual component to the "Get Covered: Understanding your employer-sponsored health plan" fact sheet that helps to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 20, 2019

Questions and answers about individual, group and government health insurance options

Library: English | Questions and answers about individual, group and government health insurance options  This backgrounder, written in Q&A format, helps answer many questions consumers may have about their health insurance options that are not covered in the three fact sheets (on individual health plans and government programs, employer-sponsored health plans, and Medicare). Category: Insurance Medical/Healthcare on Nov 19, 2019

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