Cuomo Threatens Insurance Company Over Plans To Rank Doctors By Cost

Cuomo Threatens Insurance Company Over Plans To Rank Doctors By Cost

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told UnitedHealthcare to expect a lawsuit if they publish a ranking of doctors based on the cost of care to the insurer. UnitedHealthcare caused a furor in Missouri after introducing a similar ranking scheme in 2005.

Missouri doctors cited numerous objections to the pilot program, which was halted and is being redesigned. For example, most faculty members of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were initially excluded from the quality rankings because university-based care is generally more expensive. Doctors in major specialties were ranked by cost alone.

Introducing The Dating Service Consumer Bill Of Rights

Introducing The Dating Service Consumer Bill Of Rights

• If a contract costs more than $25 per month, the dating service must provide a minimum number of referrals each month. Customers can cancel with a full refund if the minimum is missed for two consecutive months, though a reasonable cancellation fee is allowed.

Cuomo Goes After Student Lending Criteria, Is So Not Bored Of This Investigation Yet

Cuomo Goes After Student Lending Criteria, Is So Not Bored Of This Investigation Yet

What criteria do student loan companies use when determining which students to give loans to and how much to give? Don’t know? Neither does New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, but we’re pretty sure he’s going to find out. From the NYT:

“What criteria are they using in the underwriting of these loans?” Mr. Cuomo asked. “Parental income? Student income? Student creditworthiness? How about the school you attend? How is that weighted?”

Columbia University Settles With NY Attorney General

Columbia University Settles With NY Attorney General

The New York Times is reporting that Columbia University will pay $1.1 million into a fund to educate students about loans, and will have its student loan office monitored by the state of New York for 5 years under the terms of a settlement that NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday.

Help New York Sue Dell By Filling This Complaint Trough

Help New York Sue Dell By Filling This Complaint Trough

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing Dell and he wants your help.

NY Sues Dell For So-Called "Award-Winning Service"

NY Sues Dell For So-Called "Award-Winning Service"

The computer manufacturer promises “award-winning service” available “24 hours a day, seven days a week,” but customers have to navigate a labyrinth to get any help. Dell also led customers to think they qualified for zero percent financing when very few people did, and some customers ended up paying 20% on the computer, the suit says.

Verizon Makes Timely Repairs Only 35% Of The Time, NY AG Blasts

Verizon Makes Timely Repairs Only 35% Of The Time, NY AG Blasts

NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo lambasted Verizon for taking too long to fulfill customer repair requests. Current standards mandate Verizon perform fixes 80% of phone lines within 24 hours of getting a customer call. The AG said that Verizon is letting copper telephone lines stagnate, shunting those resources instead for laying down more fiber-optic.

College Officials Profited By Selling Stock In Lending Companies They Recommended To Students

College Officials Profited By Selling Stock In Lending Companies They Recommended To Students

The financial aid directors at Columbia University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California profited from selling stocks in a student loan company on the “preferred lender list” at each of the universities.

Universities Settle Allegations Of Citibank Kickbacks For Student Loan Referrals

Universities Settle Allegations Of Citibank Kickbacks For Student Loan Referrals

Eight universities agreed to stop accepting kickbacks from Citibank for private loan referrals, and five agreed to refund a total of $3.27 mil to thousands of students, following an investigation by NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (pictured).

IDT Energy At Your Door? Call 212-416-8000

According to the NY Attorney General’s office, they’ve never heard any complaints about IDT Energy. Bryan writes: