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California Agents Back Web Firms

California Agents Back Web Firms

The California Association of Health Underwriters wants its state’s public exchange to let “Web-based entities” help with enrollment. Traditional brick-and-mortar agents in some states have opposed letting Web-based entities help with the sale of “qualified health plan” coverage. Those agents have argued that letting the Web-based [...]

Some Health Insurance Deadlines are Pushed Back

Some Health Insurance Deadlines are Pushed Back

Beset by processing delays and customer confusion, two providers operating in the state’s new health insurance exchange have pushed back their due dates for premium payments. On Tuesday, officials with Anthem Blue Cross of California said the company was pushing back its payment deadline to Jan. 31. Kaiser Permanente set its new payment date for [...]

Three Overlooked Health Care Reform Stories of 2013

Three Overlooked Health Care Reform Stories of 2013

Media coverage of the Affordable Care Act reached a new high in 2013, as state and federal officials scrambled to move the final pieces of the law into place and health policy analysts struggled to forecast the triumphs and pitfalls of the overhaul. As a result, some ACA-related news stories received far more attention than warranted according to [...]

California Continues to Lead U.S. in Health Enrollments

California Continues to Lead U.S. in Health Enrollments

California's numbers continue to lead the nation in health insurance enrollment; its exchange added 389,498 from late November through Dec. 28 to reach a total of 498,794. Another 460,000 are getting signed up for MediCal, the state's health program for the low-income. The surge in December enrollments reflected the procrastination by many [...]

State Tells Cigna to Stop Using Covered California Exchange Name

State Tells Cigna to Stop Using Covered California Exchange Name

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told insurance giant Cigna Corp. to stop selling health plans bearing the name of California's health exchange because it was deceptive. Cigna opted out of participating in the Covered California exchange when it launched last year. But the company continued selling policies outside the exchange and labeled [...]

Some Small Health Plans Surviving Covered California

Some Small Health Plans Surviving Covered California

Chinese Community Health Plan's early, obvious success during the first few months of the Affordable Care Act is testament to Covered California's potential to drive improvements in access and coverage, especially by introducing new market competitors. But for other small health plans — who were hoping the insurance exchange would be a vehicle [...]

Obamacare: New Year Ushers in Huge Changes in US Healthcare

Obamacare: New Year Ushers in Huge Changes in US Healthcare

New Year's ushers in some of the most significant changes in health care imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010.  In each year since then, portions of the law have taken effect.  The changes for 2014 include a  host of new consumer protections, as well as the requirement that [...]

Covered California Braces for Deadline

Covered California Braces for Deadline

California's health insurance exchange was scrambling to help consumers before the deadline hit to enroll for coverage that starts Jan. 1. Enrollments under the federal health law began ramping up dramatically as the Monday deadline approached, according to Covered California, which reported tens of thousands of applicants signing up daily last [...]

In California, Obamacare Sign-Ups Zoom

In California, Obamacare Sign-Ups Zoom

The statistics released Thursday from Covered California could bode well for health insurance exchanges that have their act together. Although the California exchange enrolled 109,000 in October and November combined, the tally from the first seven days in December — 49,708 — is nearly three times the pace from a month earlier. Even more [...]

Covered California Turns to Agents with Backlog

Covered California Turns to Agents with Backlog

Covered California has turned to local insurance agents for help as it struggles to process a backlog of 25,000 paper applications for individual health insurance. Last week, state officials asked insurance agents who had already mailed or faxed applications to go back and upload the information directly onto the health exchange [...]

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