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Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim.
With the looming possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might strike down the Defense of Marriage Act sometime this term, married same-sex couples could suddenly find themselves eligible for a host of federal tax benefits. Even better, if couples file what is known as a protective tax refund claim with the IRS before the end of the year, they could potentially pick up some extra dollars going as far back as 2009.
The American Association of Justice has launched a new campaign to educate consumers about their rights to bring civil lawsuits for medical malpractice, damage from defective products and drugs, and negligence or wrongdoing by large corporations. The AAJ says it’s fighting back against powerful corporations intent on limiting consumers’ legal rights.
A number of companies promise to help protect you against identity theft— for a fee. But the services have serious shortcomings and may miss some of the red flags that indicate your information has been compromised.
President Obama’s election to a second term in office means the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will be fully enacted by 2014. The implementation of the law means big changes and potentially big savings for Medicaid, the nation’s public health insurance plan for low-income families.