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Consumers Council of Missouri

Consumers Council of Missouri works to educate consumers and advocate for issues such as fair utility rates, health care access, personal finance and others as they arise.

 

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CFPB Action: Student Loans

CFPB Action: Student Loans

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT LOAN TRUSTS, TRANSWORLD SYSTEMS FOR ILLEGAL STUDENT LOAN DEBT COLLECTION LAWSUITS All 800,000 Loans Will Be Independently Audited, Companies Will Pay at Least $21.6 Million and Stop Suing for Invalid or Unverified Debts   Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today took action ag ...

Laclede Gas / Spire Hearings

Laclede Gas / Spire Hearings

Laclede Gas Company / MGE (Spire) has filed for a double digit rate increase that would affect both sides of Missouri. This proposal would increase annual revenues by by $58.1 million. Included is a proposal to dramatically shift costs from large industrials to residential consumers. Consumers Council of Missouri has successfully filed for intervention and have submitted expert testimony in the ...

The MO Exchange: Steep Rate Hikes Expected

The MO Exchange: Steep Rate Hikes Expected

Proposed rates for the 2018 Missouri health insurance exchange were released on Friday by the Missouri Department of Insurance. While the Department and our state’s carriers both deserve credit for ensuring that all counties in MO have ACA coverage, this comes at significant cost. Requested increases average between 35 and 42% according to a review by the Department and as reported here. W ...

Health Insurance Rate Increases: Transparency Please!

Health Insurance Rate Increases: Transparency Please!

Under Governor Greitens, the state has launched an initiative to increase transparency and within that framework, Consumers Council of Missouri submits a formal argument that the Department’s regulation 20 CSR § 10-2.400, on the redaction of trade secrets, should be updated to reflect what is required by law and that nothing that isn't a trade secret should be withheld from the public. ...

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