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CA Exchange Plans Fall Short of Essential Benefits

CA Exchange Plans Fall Short of Essential Benefits

IN CALIFORNIA • California Exchange Plans Fall Short of Essential Health Benefits • California’s Exchange Offers a Competitive Marketplace • Covered California Reaches One Million Enrollment Milestone • CAHU Capitol Summit • New ACO in San Joaquin County HEALTHCARE • CMS Backs Down on Medicare Advantage Drug Overhaul • [...]

CA Exchange for Small Businesses Taken Down

CA Exchange for Small Businesses Taken Down

The most populous state in the country has now decided to take down the California health insurance exchange that was meant for small businesses, likely only temporarily, only four months after it had opened its doors in the first place. Officials in the state revealed that they would be suspending enrollments occurring online through the [...]

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 [...]

Covered California’s Executive Director Faces Fiery Test

Covered California’s Executive Director Faces Fiery Test

His grandfather helped start the Palo Alto Medical Clinic in 1930, when the idea of a physicians' group was so revolutionary that critics called it anti-competitive, even "communist." And decades later, the Johnson administration recruited his uncle to help roll out Medicare, prompting new attacks from fellow doctors opposed to any slide into [...]

CA Insurance Exchange Reports 94,500 Application Starts

CA Insurance Exchange Reports 94,500 Application Starts

After two weeks of open enrollment, Californians have started nearly 95,000 applications for health insurance through the state's new exchange. Covered California, the state marketplace, announced the latest figures Tuesday and it said consumer interest in the federal healthcare law remains strong. State officials had previously reported [...]

Exchange Ramps Up as Deadline Nears

Exchange Ramps Up as Deadline Nears

Insurance coverage begins Jan. 1, 2014, at the Covered California exchange, but the effort to sign people up for that coverage launches three months before that, on Oct. 1.  It's a little like putting on Thanksgiving dinner ... on a really large scale. There are dozens of dishes, each one complex and difficult. Some dishes take less time, some [...]

Covered California Announces Health Plans & Rates

Covered California Announces Health Plans & Rates

IN CALIFORNIA • Covered California Announces Health Plans & Rates • CE Health Courses • Cigna Settles Over LTD Claims • Anthem Suspends Mail Order Drug Requirement LIFE INSURANCE, ANNUITIES, & FINANCIAL PLANNING • African Americans – A Prime Market for Life Insurance & Financial Planning • Annuity Sales Fall • [...]