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NEW BILL AIMS TO PROVIDE CREDIT RELIEF FOR THOSE WITH MEDICAL DEBT

JULY 15, 2013
Medical Debt Collections

Steadily increasing medical costs have caused Americans to feel the burden of medical debt more than ever before. The way medical debt affects credit reports—some debt can remain on a report for up to seven years—has congress considering the Medical Debt Relief Act.

HOW FAST DOES A COLLECTION AGENCY COLLECT?

JULY 11, 2013
Debt Collection Agency

“How fast does a collection agency collect?” is on par with the Zen koan, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” There is no straight answer.

FAIR DEBT BUYING PRACTICES ACT PASSES IN CALIFORNIA

JULY 9, 2013

As of July 1, a bill was passed that requires debt buyers in California to have a long and accurate list of account information before debt collection can begin.

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY

JULY 8 2013
Debt Collection Industry

Resorting to debt collection is a tough call. You may have time to make a few phone calls each day, but when your debtors continue to remain elusive, you’re better served by devoting your time to new and current business.

Once you have exhausted your other options, find a debt collector that acts with effectiveness, professionalism and integrity. A good collection agency will have a proven track record, will be properly insured and will specialize in collecting from your types of debtors.

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN SELECTING A MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY

JUNE 26, 2013
Medical Debt Collections

Medical debt collection is a sensitive undertaking. Choosing a medical debt collection agency to pursue your debtors requires careful research. Ultimately the agency you partner with will become an extension of your business identity.

Look for these five characteristics before you sign on with a new collection agency:

STATES BEGIN EXPANDING DEBT COLLECTION OUTSOURCING

JUNE, 24 2013

According to a piece ran in the USA Today this past weekend, more and more states are expanding relations with collection agencies in a move to settle long-overdue court debts.

A VICTORY VERDICT FOR DEBT BUYERS AND COLLECTORS

June 20, 2013

On Tuesday, The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District reached a verdict in a case that challenges state law requirements for bringing collection lawsuits against consumers.

CAN I PAY MY ACCOUNT ONLINE?

June 18, 2013

In today’s day and age, we want things to be as easy as possible. One-click ordering, face-time phone calls, and simple online payments.

ALWAYS BE MINDFUL OF SCAMS

JUNE 13, 2013

The Better Business Bureau, or BBB, has warned consumers of a debt collection scam in which a company calling itself “National Fraud and Investigation Agency” is making fraudulent collections calls.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PART 3

JUNE 10, 2013

In Part 3 of our consumer question series, we address the often asked:

Can I Pay the Client Directly?

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