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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

First floor of Oceanside home. Insurance won't pay for the content, claiming the lower level is a basement. (Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Oceanside Residents Battling Insurance Companies Over Flood Coverage

The insurance plans do not consider basements to be living spaces, so the residents have not gotten a penny of insurance money for the flood damage they sustained.

05/08/2013

Audrey Friedson's daughters are trying to raise money for a medical transport. The family said Friedson broke her neck in Florida and her insurance won't pay for a medical transport home. (credit: Handout)

Family Seeks Donations To Medically Transport Brooklyn Woman Home From Florida

Audrey Friedson has been living in Brooklyn for 75 years. She went to Florida in November to help her daughter who was undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer when she fell and broke her neck, according to her family.

04/14/2013

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

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Hundreds To Receive Grants From Hoboken Sandy Relief Fund

In the aftermath of Sandy, the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund was set up to help individuals and businesses. In the months since the storm, more than a million dollars has been raised.

03/20/2013

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Bank Reps To Help Sandy Victims Cash Insurance Checks

The New York Department of Financial Services says five of the state’s largest banks and mortgage services will have representatives available for a week starting on Monday to help homeowners cash insurance settlement checks.

03/03/2013

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Seen At 11: Missing Money, How You Can Cash In On An Unclaimed Settlement

The money comes as a surprise. Most people have no idea that a family member, long lost friend, neighbor, or secret admirer, left it without telling them.

02/07/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Long Beach Woman ‘Fed Up’ With Feds Wraps Storm-Damaged Home In Red Tape

One Long Beach family, fed up with the government’s response to Superstorm Sandy, has decided to send a powerful message to the feds.

02/05/2013

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Experts Suggest Ways To Save On Health Care, Prescriptions

Health care costs are expected to rise this year from prescription drugs to co-pays, but you can save and even get care for free with just a few easy methods.

01/23/2013

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Watch Out, Or Your Super Bowl Party Could Get You Sued

The countdown to the Super Bowl is on, and that means come that Sunday in February a lot of people will be throwing parties – with chips, beer, and maybe lawsuits on the menu, too.

01/22/2013

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Big Box Stores Offer Quick And Easy Financial Services, But Experts Urge Caution

There was a time when shopping for groceries, clothing, medicine, and taking care of banking meant four different stops, now everything, including a slew of financial services is available under one roof.

12/27/2012

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Cuomo Admin: Insurance Companies Failed To Pay Death Benefits To Thousands

You may have a loved one who died and left you money. The Cuomo administration has discovered that tens of thousands of life insurance policies went unpaid because companies never checked to see if the policy holder passed away.

04/23/2012

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Ask Asa: Rebuilding Your Life And Property After A Natural Disaster

Hurricane Irene was fickle as far as natural disasters are concerned, it devastated some areas while sparing others.

04/16/2012

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Ask Asa: Preparing For The Loss Of Your Garden

Anyone who has a garden understands the expenses that are involved with making it look good; trees, plants, and shrubs cost thousands of dollars. But according to CBS 2′s Asa Aarons, many homeowners are not prepared for the loss of their gardens.

04/11/2012

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