Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
The December 2009 edition of the Consumer Insider is now available (Download December_2009_Newsletter_Final). The latest newsletter includes updates on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s efforts to reform small business health insurance (including Governor Deval Patrick’s announcement event, photo right), tips for tenants when dealing with winter weather, and some good things to keep in mind when looking for a health club.
The Consumer Insider is a bi-monthly publication of our Office, and we think it is a good way for consumers to keep up with valuable news they can use. You can read back issues of the Insider here, and you can sign up to have it delivered directly to your Inbox here.
IRS Scam Alert: Don’t Be Tricked into Paying Debts You Don’t Really Owe posted on Oct 3
Recently, the Hotline received three calls about this scam in just one week, so it is important for consumers to know how it works and how to avoid being scammed.
Massachusetts Health Insurers Now Required to Provide Prices in Real-Time posted on Oct 1
Starting October 1, health insurance companies in Massachusetts must provide online cost estimator tools for their members to compare the price and out-of-pocket costs of certain healthcare services, procedures, or hospital admissions.
Can’t pay your phone bill? Stay connected with telephone assistance posted on Sep 10
Staying connected to local resources and emergency services can improve and possibly save many lives, say state regulators. Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to our low-income and elderly residents. The Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (DTC) wants residents to …Continue Reading Can’t pay your phone bill? Stay connected with telephone assistance