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Shopping for Insurance Outside of Covered California

healthinsuranceFor the roughly two million Californians who currently buy health insurance on their own, only about a third will qualify for government tax subsidies through Covered California. And without that subsidy to offset prices, there’s little incentive for people to buy on the state exchange. Many people who earn too much to expect government help will be shopping for off-exchange plans, where they’ll have more options. What are off-exchange plans? As you might guess, they will not be sold on Covered California Many of the off-exchange plans are not yet available because government regulators still need to approve them according to a recent report at the Center for Health Reporting.