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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provide health insurance for Americans through Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP. In addition to providing health insurance, CMS also performs a number of quality-focused activities, including regulation of laboratory testing (CLIA), development of coverage policies, and quality-of-care improvement. CMS maintains oversight of the survey and certification of nursing homes and continuing care providers (including home health agencies, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, and hospitals), and makes available to beneficiaries, providers, researchers and state surveyors information about these activities and nursing home quality.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations, by making rules more effective, by consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.
Department of Justice
The mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's mission is to maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by: insuring deposits (up to $250,000 per depositor), examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, making large and complex financial institutions resolvable, and managing receiverships. The FDIC has an online tool, EDIE that lets consumers and bankers know, on a per-bank basis, how the insurance rules and limits apply to a depositor's specific group of deposit accounts—what's insured and what portion (if any) exceeds coverage limits at that bank.
Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. Its mission: to provide America's taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
The Joint Board, which was established pursuant to section 3041 of ERISA, is responsible for the enrollment of individuals who wish to perform actuarial services under ERISA. The Joint Board is composed of five members, three appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and two appointed by the Secretary of Labor. In addition, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has one representative with no voting power.
MyMoney.gov is a U.S. government Website dedicated to teaching Americans financial education basics. The site includes important information on a wide range of financial topics from 20 federal agencies government wide.
National Credit Union Administration
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. NCUA, backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, operates the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) that provides up to $250,000 of federal share insurance to millions of account holders in all federal credit unions and the majority of state-chartered credit unions.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation protects the retirement incomes of nearly 37 million American workers, retirees and their families in private-sector defined benefit pension plans.
Securities and Exchange Commission
The primary mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public's trust.
USA.gov provides a U.S. gateway to all government information. Its mission is to create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible anytime, anywhere, via your channel of choice.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Social Security Administration
Established in 1935, the Social Security Administration administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees' contributions.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Their Website, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, provides financial literacy for different stages of life, from childhood through retirement, including college, career, marriage, small business, and life crisis.
American Savings Education Council
The American Savings Education Council, a coalition of private and public sector institutions, undertakes initiatives to raise public awareness about what is needed to ensure long-term personal financial independence. ASEC's mission is to make saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) was founded in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves the public interest by promoting the value of professional, competent and ethical financial planning services, as represented by those who have attained CFP® certification. CFP Board’s mission is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.
Consumer Federation of America
CFA is an advocacy organization, working to advance pro-consumer policy on a variety of issues before Congress, the White House, federal and state regulatory agencies, and the courts. Its staff works with public officials to promote beneficial policies, oppose harmful policies, and ensure a balanced debate on issues important to consumers.
Employee Benefit Research Institute
The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was created in 1978 for the purpose of contributing to sound employee benefit programs and public policy through independent, objective, fact-based research and education. EBRI’s has more than 100 members from a wide range of leading companies, including plan sponsors, providers, consultants, asset managers, unions, doctor/hospital groups, and insurers.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA oversees roughly 3,700 broker-dealer firms, and more than 629,000 registered securities representatives. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of broker-dealers.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide.
Jump Start Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
Jump Start is a coalition of more than 100 national organizations and a network of 51 independent, affiliated state coalitions that share a commitment to advancing youth financial literacy.
Leap Frog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency—collecting, analyzing and disseminating hospital data to inform value-based purchasing.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. NAIC members, together with the central resources of the NAIC, form the national system of state-based insurance regulation in the U.S.
PensionHelp America is a web-based nationwide referral service linking individuals who have questions about their pension or retirement savings plans with local offices of government agencies, pension counseling projects and other no-cost service providers. PensionHelp America is funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and The Retirement Research Foundation.
Securities Investor Protection Corporation
The Securities Investor Protection Corporation was created by Congress in 1970 as a non-profit membership corporation. SIPC oversees the liquidation of member firms that close when the firm is bankrupt or in financial trouble, and customer assets are missing.