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Anthem settles another lawsuit over massive data breach and agrees to pay nearly $40 million

Anthem has agreed to a $39.5 million settlement with 43 attorneys general over its massive 2014 data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans. Anthem also agreed to data security and management provisions. Read more →


Covid-19 complaints flood FTC, other agencies as cases of coronavirus mount

Consumer coronavirus complaints to the FTC have grown to more than 200,000, with more than $140 million in fraud losses. Since the covid-19 outbreak began, the top complaint categories are online shopping, travel, credit cards, banks and lenders, and credit bureaus. Read more →


Majority of people traveling internationally for health care received dental treatment, survey shows

Twenty-one percent of people enrolled in health insurance are willing to travel internationally for care, while 60 percent of those who have already done it received dental treatment, according a survey released Wednesday by eHealth Inc., an internet health insurance exchange. Read more →


Bloggers get ready for Halloween

As Halloween approaches and it gets colder and colder, bloggers are bundling up, raking leaves, and getting ready to hand out candy. And they’re writing about family possessions, inspiration, Medicare Advantage plans, online dating, a historic battlefield, and a spooky dream. Read more →


Don’t be pressured into buying or switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during open enrollment

It’s that time of year again. Advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans are flooding my mailbox and email. I’m even getting phone calls about the plans. And, every time I turn on the TV, there’s another ad about Medicare advantage, with infomercials to be tolerated, too. Read more →