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  • 1. What things can I do to reduce my auto insurance costs? Views: 35
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    Terms of Use: You may not realize it, but the insurance rates you pay for your car can vary dramatically depending on the insurance company, agent or broker you choose, the coverages you request and the kind of car you drive. Listed below are a number of things you can do right now to lower your insurance costs. 1. COMPARISON SHOP . Prices for the same coverage can vary by hundreds of dollars, so it pays to shop around. Ask your friends, check the yellow pages or call your state insurance   More...
  • 2. Saving money on health care Views: 33
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    Terms of Use: It's estimated that each year on average Americans spend roughly $8,000 per person on health care. Without putting your health on the line, it's good to know where you can reduce medical costs: 1. Generic drugs: Always ask whether the prescription drug your doctor recommends is available in a generic form. Generic drugs can cost 15-50 percent less than name brands, saving you and your insurance company money. 2. Avoid unnecessary tests and visits . If you move or change docto  More...
  • 3. Where can I buy auto insurance? Views: 31
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    Terms of Use You can buy insurance through an insurance agent that represents one or more companies or directly through the insurance companies that sell policies using their own employees. Buying directly will generally not save you any money. When looking for an insurance agent or company, consult your state insurance department , the yellow pages of your phone book, and most importantly friends and relatives to find out who they have their insurance through and their level of satisfaction. S  More...
  • 4. Choosing a health plan Views: 30
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    Terms of Use: Health care in America is changing rapidly. Twenty-five years ago, most people in the United States had indemnity insurance coverage. A person with indemnity insurance could go to any doctor, hospital, or other provider (which would bill for each service given), and the insurance and the patient would each pay part of the bill. But today, more than half of all Americans who have health insurance are enrolled in some kind of managed care plan, an organized way of both providing   More...
  • 5. What does Medicare cover? Views: 29
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    Terms of Use: Listed below is general information on what is covered under Medicare Parts A and B. We have also included links to publications which contain detailed information on specific types of care (for example, prevention services and hospice care). Medicare Part A Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover your inpatient care in hospitals, critical access hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. It also covers hospice care and some home health care. You must meet certain conditio  More...
  • 6. What things should I consider when buying auto insurance? Views: 27
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    Terms of Use There are five main considerations you need to take into account when picking an auto insurance company. Insurer financial stability Make sure that the company you buy from is financially stable so you know they will be around to pay any claims. The following companies rate insurance company strength: A.M. Best Company, Inc. Ambest Rd. Oldwick, NJ 08858 908-439-2200 http://www.ambest.com Moody’s Investor Services 99 Church Street New York, NY 10007 212-553-0300 http://ww  More...
  • 7. What steps can I take to lower my homeowners insurance? Views: 27
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    Terms of Use: 1. BE SURE TO SHOP AROUND. It'll take a few phone calls, but they could save you a good sum of money. Ask your friends, check the yellow pages or call your state insurance department. Also check consumer guides, insurance agents and companies. This will give you an idea of price ranges and tell you which companies or agents have the lowest prices. But don't consider price alone. The insurer you select should offer both a fair price and excellent service. Quality service may co  More...
  • 8. How does Social Security define what is considered to be disabled? Views: 26
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    Terms of Use The definition of disability in the Social Security law is a strict one. To be eligible for benefits, a person must be unable to do any kind of substantial gainful work because of a physical or mental impairment (or a combination of impairments), which is expected either: to last at least 12 months, or to end in death. If, because of a medical condition, a person cannot do the work that they performed in the past, then age, education, and past work experience must be considere  More...
  • 9. What government agencies should I contact if I have questions about COBRA? Views: 25
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    Terms of Use: COBRA continuation coverage laws are administered by several agencies. The Departments of Labor and Treasury have jurisdiction over private-sector health group health plans. The Department of Health and Human Services administers the continuation coverage law as it affects public-sector health plans. The Labor Department's interpretive and regulatory responsibility is limited to the disclosure and notification requirements of COBRA. If you need further information on your di  More...
  • 10. Tell me more about life insurance Views: 25
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    Terms of Use Choosing a life insurance product is an important decision, but it can be complicated. As with any major purchase, it is important that you understand your needs and the options available to you. Why do I need life insurance? The main purpose of life insurance is to provide cash to your family after you die. The money your dependents will receive (the death benefit ) is an important financial resource: It can help pay the mortgage, run the household, end ensure that your depend  More...
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