By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act began providing health insurance balance billing and surprise billing protections for consumers. Balance billing occurs when a provider bills the consumer for the difference between
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Teaching a child good savings habits is essential for any financial foundation as an adult. Despite that, T. Rowe Price’s 11th annual kids and money survey from 2019 found nearly half of parents
By Kristin Griffith, Director, SHIIP/SMP Reviewing your health care statements for accuracy is one of the best ways to detect suspected fraud or errors related to your health care. Your first question is likely what statements to review. The answer.
Many kind, generous people are looking for ways to help the people suffering in Ukraine. Sadly, there are also many people taking advantage of that generosity and good will in order to line their pockets. According to Newsweek.com, many fake.
By Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner We are excited to announce the Iowa Insurance Division’s upcoming Iowa Fraud Fighters forums across the state this summer. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 60 and older fall victim to fraud each year. Con
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Iowa’s recent devastating tornadoes remind us to review our insurance policies to ensure we have proper insurance coverage on our autos, homes and their contents. Damage caused by a
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division February is the month of romance, but love and companionship may also involve a scam. According to the FBI, romance or confidence scams were responsible for over 23,000 reported victims losing
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division The new year brings opportunities for improvement to your financial health. Investing in the stock market can be an effective way to build wealth. The historic average stock market return is 10% annually
Scammers pose as government agency offering COVID-19 grant to gather personal information The promise of free money is always alluring. But it’s almost always too good to be true. Take for instance a recent scam reported to the Iowa Attorney General’s office in
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division A recent LendingTree survey found nearly half of the 2,000 consumers surveyed are dreading the holidays due to the financial stress. There are ways to reduce the financial stress of the holidays