Credit rating agencies have removed small unpaid medical bills from consumer credit, and some people are seeing their credit scores improve, a new study finds.
The firm says 40 million Americans' scores will drop by more than 20 points, and a similar number will rise.
This announcement brings the total number impacted by the massive hack to about 148 million people and renews lawmakers' scrutiny of the company's response to the data theft.
Starting in September, the three main credit agencies will wait 180 days before including medical debt on a credit report, giving consumers time to resolve disputes with insurers.
The head of a credit scoring firm says Facebook posts can offer an insight into creditworthiness. If your online presence becomes a financial health gauge, there are legal protections to know about.