Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

Three Health Insurance Programs Demonstrate How Standardized Health Benefits Protect Consumers

This report, Role Models and Cautionary Tales: Three Health Programs Demonstrate How Standardized Health Benefits Protect Consumers, examines the lessons from three health insurance programs that adopt very different approaches to standardizing benefits for consumers. The study finds that consumers are best protected when they can choose from among a manageable number of standardized health benefits packages, and when those standards include annual out-of-pocket limits covering all services. You can view the full report by Paul Precht and the Medicare Rights Center on their website: http://www.medicarerights.org. The full report was prepared with support from Consumers Union.