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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 [...]

Insurance Agents Share Mixed Opinions on Obamacare as Deadline Passes

Insurance Agents Share Mixed Opinions on Obamacare as Deadline Passes

Insurance agents scrambled to help Californians sign up for new government-mandated healthcare programs Monday, the official deadline to sign up under the Affordable Care Act. Although the national deadline was extended for those signing up on healthcare.gov until Tuesday night, Californians did not get such an extension. This is because [...]

Insurers Wade Through Their Options as States, Exchanges Ponder Enrollment Fixes

Insurers Wade Through Their Options as States, Exchanges Ponder Enrollment Fixes

State insurance regulators are continuing to issue decisions on whether to follow President Obama’s lead and allow previously cancelled health plans to see new life even though coverage does not meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards. The next steps for carriers will be to determine how regulatory decisions will affect their product lineup [...]

Kaiser Opens Health Insurance Storefront in Modesto

Kaiser Opens Health Insurance Storefront in Modesto

In a row of storefronts between Fuddruckers and Walmart on McHenry Avenue, a major insurer is selling a government-mandated product that’s created quite a buzz this fall. Kaiser Permanente chose the North Point Landing shopping center in north Modesto for one of its Shop KP stores, billed as a new way for consumers to shop for medical [...]

How Many People Are Losing Their Plans Under Obamacare, Really?

How Many People Are Losing Their Plans Under Obamacare, Really?

If you like your health plan, can you keep it? That question dogged health reform efforts years ago, and it's again the "question du jour," Politifact notes; the fact-checking outfit has investigated at least six related claims by prominent politicians in the past two weeks. For most Americans, the answer is simple: Yes, you can keep your plan. [...]

Producers: California Not Exchange Paradise

Producers: California Not Exchange Paradise

At first glance, the Covered California exchange enrollment system seems to be functioning better – and more transparently – than the federal exchanges' HealthCare.gov enrollment site. The California exchange site has managed to bring in about 179,000 coverage applications since enrollment opened to the public Oct. 1. But agents and brokers [...]

What Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Did Right

What Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Did Right

The Obamacare rollout in California has been bumpy, but it's running much more smoothly here than in most of America. And for that, we can thank former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Gov. Jerry Brown deserves kudos, too. But it was Schwarzenegger who leapt in and became the nation's first governor to embrace the federal Affordable Care Act and [...]

CFOs Expect A Shift Toward Part-Time & Temp Workers

CFOs Expect A Shift Toward Part-Time & Temp Workers

HEALTHCARE • CFOs Expect a Shift Toward Part-Time & Temp Workers • Exchanges to Offer Affordable Plans for Young Adults • Consumers Mull Renewing Individual Plans • Obamacare Could Reverse Long Trend of Uncompensated Care in ERs • Only One in 10 Uninsured Americans Say Obamacare is Helping • Medicare Preferred Pharmacy [...]

Health Net Overhauls Preparing for Obamacare

Health Net Overhauls Preparing for Obamacare

Health Net Inc. sees a big opportunity in Obamacare. Although some insurers have taken a cautious approach to the Affordable Care Act, the Woodland Hills managed care company is actively seeking to cover thousands of previously uninsured people under the new healthcare system. Health Net, which focuses on low-cost medical coverage for low- to [...]

Keeping Old Health Policy Isn’t an Option For Thousands

Keeping Old Health Policy Isn’t an Option For Thousands

Health insurance companies are sending notices of cancellation to hundreds of thousands of people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more expensive policies. Insurers say the cancellations are necessary because the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act [...]

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