CU study finds progress but patients need greater access to electronic records and stronger privacy protections
Consumers Union Press Releases
HHS action protects $13 million in health insurance rebates for Wisconsin
Testing shows consumers dread buying health insurance largely because they don’t understand it
This rule is a big step in helping consumers better understand and evaluate their insurance options
The bill erodes tool for reigning in insurance companies and fighting rising costs
The decision is a victory for Texas consumers who buy insurance on their own
Rate hike expected to force more than 30,000 Californians to drop Blue Shield coverage.
Nat’l Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners weaken consumer protection that brings value to health insurance
This is the kind of scrutiny that is needed to ensure that rate hikes are fair and justified
The White House should implement a new requirement for simple, standardized health insurance forms
Get prepared for open enrollment with Consumer Reports Guide to Medicare
Testimony challenges proposals that would strip away consumer protections in healthcare
Affordable Care Act requires closer review of rate hikes over 10% for individual and small group health plans
California’s Health Benefits Exchange Board announced the selection of Peter Lee as the first permanent Executive Director of the California Health Benefits Exchange.
The Coverage Facts Labels is a way for Americans to better understand the coverage offered by health plans.
The report called on the FDA, to develop a framework for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of these devices.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a report today identifying ten states that currently lack sufficient authority to review health insurance rate hikes as required under the Affordable Care Act.
The consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners are very disappointed in the vote taken today by the NAIC Professional Health Insurance Advisor’s Task Force to endorse HR 1206, the Rogers Bill, which would take broker and agent compensation out of the medical loss ratio (MLR) calculation created by the Affordable Care Act.
California bill will help ensure health insurance rates are fair and subject to stronger oversight to protect consumers.
The guide will help people navigate the new changes and take advantage of services available under the law
Rate hikes will be subject to stricter scrutiny and public disclosure.
New law makes health insurance rate filings more transparent
CU calls on the California Department of Managed Healthcare to fully evaluate underlying data used by insurer to boost rates.
State based health exchanges provide competitive, consumer-centered marketplaces for purchasing health insurance
The new law will help make health insurance rate review more open, thorough, and fair for New Mexico