Consumer Protection

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Joint Statement on Eversource Rate Case in Massachusetts

In January 2017, Eversource filed its first complete rate case in many years. After a lengthy proceeding, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued two orders addressing Eversource’s proposals, one in November of 2017 and the other in January of 2018. Despite widespread opposition from parties in the rate case, the DPU approved four major proposals from Eversource that are bad for ratepayers and move us away from a future with consumer control and widespread local clean energy.

Legislature Considers Proposals to Preserve Internet

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

MASSPIRG urges SH committe to preserve an open internet, preserve Net Neutrality.

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MA House Passes Important Consumer Protection Bill

MA House passes bill to protect consumers from ID theft. Includes free credit freeze and thaw.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

State House Committee Sides with Credit Bureaus over Consumers

Legislature fails to pass key consumer protection bill in wake of Equifax breach.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG Urges Consumers to Get Free Credit Freeze by January 31st Deadline

Ahead of three changes to what Equifax is offering consumers following its breach of 145 million consumer records, MASSPIRG is urging Baystaters to get free credit freezes with Equifax by January 31st if they haven’t already.   

MASSPIRG called on state Legislative Committee to support H.482 and S.545, An Act Providing for Equitable Coverage in Disability Policies, filed by Representative Ruth Balser and Senator Jason Lewis.  The bill will end the current practice of charging women more than men for the same disability insurance policies, bringing private disability policies in line with most other insurance products in the state.


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