Flood Insurance Coverage Drops 72 Percent In San Mateo As Drought Drags On, But FEMA Says ReconsiderMost Californians have been more focused on saving water than worrying about floods, prompting thousands of Bay Area homeowners to cancel their flood insurance policies, but FEMA says they might want to reconsider.
Consumer Group Says Covered California Slow To Fix Customer ProblemsA consumer advocacy group complains that Covered California remains sluggish at resolving customer service problems, leaving people unable to access health care or finish their taxes.
How To Freeze Your Kid's Credit - From A Mom Who Wouldn't Accept "No"When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit, widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft.
Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own IdentitiesBy now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.
33 Charged In $500K Insurance ‘Coffee Break’ Car Crash ScamSome defendants claimed they spilled coffee on themselves while driving, causing the crash.
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 RulingThe Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
1 In 3 Private Health Insurance Customers Receive Surprise Medical BillsOne in three Americans with private health insurance has been hit with a surprise medical bill, according to a new survey by Consumers Union. The study of 2,200 individuals also found consumers overall are confused when it comes to how to fight a surprise bill.
Consumer Watchdog Sues Cigna For Alleged Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDSA class-action lawsuit against Cigna claims the company's new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.
Insurances Companies To Use Facebook, Twitter Social Media Profiles To Set RatesHow much you drink, whether you like your job, and if you're engaged are all factors insurance companies can learn from your social media, and begin using to set your premiums, or even hike your rates.
Covered California Extends Health Insurance Enrollment After Many Affected By 2014 Tax PenaltyThe state's health insurance exchange is giving people who didn't know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty a little extra time to sign up for coverage this year.
Some Covered California Customers Asked To File Tax Returns Despite Erroneous Info From ExchangeThousands of Americans may be filing inaccurate tax returns, because they have been told to ignore mistakes make by Covered California and other state and federal health care exchanges.
Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow To Receive Fraction Of $18M Judgment In Dodger Stadium AttackBryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was savagely beaten by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans following an Opening Day game in 2011, has yet to receive any of the $18 million awarded to him – and is likely to receive far less, while his health insurer will get millions before Stow is paid.