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This Web site contains a compilation of more than a thousand consumer finance  columns written by Tony Novak from the 1980s through 2006, updated and reformatted for maximum usefulness today.  New material was added after 2010.

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originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If in doubt, please send a new question or ask for an update.

Q: I looked at the website, but I still need someone to call and assist me in choosing the best medical plans for me. I'm in WI. I have some questions that I think would be better answered by talking to someone.

A: Yes, talking with someone in person is often the fastest and most reassuring way to make sure that you select the right health plan. This service that provides advice for all health plans is only authorized to provide e-mail support and not telephone support. The best way to reach someone by phone, is to narrow down the see the list of telephone support numbers to a specific company and call the enrollment support phone number listed at by clicking on the "Support" link.


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