All
Nearly One Third of Americans Now Comparison Shop for Health Care, Study Finds

Nearly One Third of Americans Now Comparison Shop for Health Care, Study Finds

A new study from health insurance company UnitedHealthcare finds that more people (32%) are using websites and mobile apps to comparison shop for health care, up from 14% in 2012.

However, only 7% of Americans have a full understanding of all four basic insurance concepts: plan premium, deductible, co-insurance…

Read More
Food Stamps at 57

Food Stamps at 57

The U.S. Food Stamp Program turns 57 this month. We hear a lot about this program these days, but what exactly is it?

In September 1959, the Congress acted to help some Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition, passing a bill which created food stamps for those with low…

Read More
Dan Berger Calls Credit Unions “The Champions of Main Street”

Dan Berger Calls Credit Unions “The Champions of Main Street”

Dan Berger is on a roll this week. The President and CEO of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), Berger has called out Wells Fargo for its anti-consumer behavior. Now he’s marking the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers by doing what he does best…

Read More
“Credit Unions Are Different from Wells Fargo,” Berger Says

“Credit Unions Are Different from Wells Fargo,” Berger Says

Dan Berger is President and CEO of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), and he’s got a few things to say about the difference between credit unions and Wells Fargo.

Maybe you noticed the CEO of Wells Fargo being grilled by Congress this week. This came in…

Read More
Blue Light Special, On Flu Shots

Blue Light Special, On Flu Shots

Kmart Pharmacies across the country are offering flu shots that the company said will cost $0 with “most insurance plans asterisk”.

What a brave new world we live in: flu shots at Kmart (original home of the “Blue Light Special”), with insurance companies paying for them. What happened?

Actually, this…

Read More
Your Dog Needs a Spa Day

Your Dog Needs a Spa Day

Dogs need special treatment to recover from the tangled coats, skin and paw irritation, and other problems that summer activity leaves them with each year.

Traci Simo, of at-home pet care provider Canine Company, is offering some advice:

Start with a deep brushing, carefully working out any mats and…

Read More